At Grinnell, we love to learn. We value thoughtfulness, creativity, and fun. Our students design their own academic program in close consultation with a faculty adviser, and our self-governing residential community encourages students to take responsibility for the collaborative and supportive community in which they live. We engage fully with our community and the wider world … and we would love for you to join us!

We’re excited that you’re considering Grinnell, and hope that here, you’ll find what you need to make the decision to apply and to get through the application process.



It’s important to do your homework! Learn more about us, and start to explore the possibility of your future with Grinnell College.


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Now that you’ve done some research about Grinnell, why not plan a visit? Experience first-hand our unique community of artists, athletes, explorers, scholars and friends who call Grinnell home.

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Made up your mind? Great, then let’s get started! Here you’ll find application forms and information to help you navigate the application process.