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"Students have a lot of influence on this campus," says Pooj Padmaraj '13."They're not just going to class." He talks about how his work as a campus concerts coordinator and his religious studies major are two parts of a holistic Grinnell experience in which academics and...
Caleb Neubauer '13 created a three-part short film installation as the culmination of his Grinnell-sponsored travels to China. He talks about how he finds inspiration, being mentored by art professor Lee Running, and coming into his own as an artist. Meet Grinnell in a minute...
Harry Krejsa '10 credits his internship and mentored advanced project for his interest in policy work, leading to his Fulbright and his success in Washington, D.C. "Perhaps anything a student can think of, we probably have a grant for," says Mark Peltz, director of the Career...
"When you get something right in lab, it's like making a birdie or getting a one-putt," says Stephanie Spahr '14. She joins her mentor, chemistry professor Stephen Sieck, to share stories about "failed" experiments, organic chemistry, and finding success in the top programs in...

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Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. We confer bachelor of arts degrees in 26 major fields and offer individualized curriculum planning and advising. Independent majors are possible....
You’ve applied and been accepted. Congratulations! We invite you to experience Grinnell’s endless possibilities for yourself at one of our admitted student programs, designed specifically for you. The admitted student programs give you a chance to meet: Fellow admitted students...
ASP Application Deadlines Fall Semester: Aug. 1 Spring Semester: Jan. 1 Important! ASP applications may be due earlier at area high schools. Check with your high school for internal deadlines. The Advanced Scholars Program (ASP) enables outstanding secondary school students to...
ASP Application Deadlines Fall Semester: Aug. 1 Spring Semester: Jan. 1 Important! ASP applications may be due earlier at area high schools. Check with your high school for internal deadlines. The Advanced Scholars Program (ASP) enables outstanding secondary school students to...
ASP Application Deadlines Fall Semester: Aug. 1 Spring Semester: Jan. 1 Important! ASP applications may be due earlier at area high schools. Check with your high school for internal deadlines. The Advanced Scholars Program (ASP) enables outstanding secondary school students to...
We’re looking for applicants who have sought challenge and excelled academically, done well on standardized tests, and demonstrated commitment to activities beyond the classroom. We use the Common Application with a Grinnell Supplement, and strongly encourage you to apply online...
We’re looking for applicants who have sought challenge and excelled academically, done well on standardized tests, and demonstrated commitment to activities beyond the classroom. We use the Common Application with a Grinnell Supplement, and strongly encourage you to apply online...
  Applying and Getting In Why should a DMACC student consider transferring to Grinnell College? Grinnell offers an exceptional academic experience, a lively and diverse community, and a college experience that is personal in scale and international in scope. You will be...
Learn more about Grinnell and explore academics and campus life. Visit Grinnell on campus or talk to us in your area. Learn more about tuition and financial aid. Then take the leap and apply to Grinnell. Academics Explore the intellectual life of Grinnell and learn about our...
Grinnell Grant Institutional grant based on financial need Grinnell International Student Grant Institutional grant based on financial need Federal Pell Grant Federally funded grant based on financial need Eligibility determined by the U.S. Department of Education and is based...
If you do not hold U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency, you must apply to Grinnell College as an international student. If you hold U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency (green card) you must apply as a domestic student, regardless of where you physically reside. If, for...
If you do not hold U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency, you must apply to Grinnell College as an international student. If you hold U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency (green card) you must apply as a domestic student, regardless of where you physically reside. If, for...
Grinnell College offers a full range of financial aid opportunities to international students and we are committed to providing affordable education to students from around the world. Admission to Grinnell is highly selective, and the competition for financial aid is more...
Loans Grinnell awards educational loans primarily from the federal loan programs. These programs provide students and their parents with long-term, low-interest loans. Remember, a loan must be repaid. Federal Perkins Loan Long-term loan awarded to students who show exceptional...
A campus visit is one of the best ways to decide whether Grinnell is a good fit for you! For the most productive visit to campus, we recommend prospective students and their families attend an information session followed by a campus tour, each of which will last about an hour....
A campus visit is one of the best ways to decide whether Grinnell is a good fit for you! For the most productive visit to campus, we recommend prospective students and their families attend an information session followed by a campus tour, each of which will last about an hour....
Grinnell, by the Numbers About 1,600 students 9:1 student/faculty ratio Over 500 course offerings every semester Most classes have fewer than 20 students 26 majors, 11 concentrations 3,000 internship opportunities in the United States and abroad Burling Library contains 1...
Grinnell, by the Numbers About 1,600 students 9:1 student/faculty ratio Over 500 course offerings every semester Most classes have fewer than 20 students 26 majors, 11 concentrations 3,000 internship opportunities in the United States and abroad Burling Library contains 1...
In addition to other financial aid options, competitive scholarships can help you afford college. Grants and scholarships form the largest part of our financial aid funds. The Grinnell Trustee Honor Scholarship is awarded based on outstanding academic achievement. It is...
In addition to other financial aid options, competitive scholarships can help you afford college. Grants and scholarships form the largest part of our financial aid funds. The Grinnell Trustee Honor Scholarship is awarded based on outstanding academic achievement. It is...
U.S. Transfer Students To complete your transfer application, submit the following by the fall or spring transfer deadline: The Common Application: All forms, including the Registrar's Report are available at Common Application.   If you graduated from high school more than one...
U.S. Transfer Students To complete your transfer application, submit the following by the fall or spring transfer deadline: The Common Application: All forms, including the Registrar's Report are available at Common Application.   If you graduated from high school more than one...
U.S. Transfer Students To complete your transfer application, submit the following by the fall or spring transfer deadline: The Common Application: All forms, including the Registrar's Report are available at Common Application.   If you graduated from high school more than one...
Transfer students apply for financial aid the same way first-year applicants do. See: U.S. Student Financial Aid International Student Financial Aid Transfer students are not eligible for Grinnell’s Trustee Honor Scholarship, Howard R. Bowen Scholarship, or the Joseph F....
Transfer students apply for financial aid the same way first-year applicants do. See: U.S. Student Financial Aid International Student Financial Aid Transfer students are not eligible for Grinnell’s Trustee Honor Scholarship, Howard R. Bowen Scholarship, or the Joseph F....
Need-Blind Admission Grinnell College practices need-blind admission, admitting academically qualified applicants regardless of financial need, and we meet 100% of demonstrated need. Admitted students with demonstrated financial need receive generous need-based aid packages....
Campus visits are one of the best ways to decide if Grinnell is right for you. Tour campus; talk to current students, faculty, and staff; eat in the dining hall; drop in on a class; and more. Schedule your campus visit for the best experience. See Getting to Grinnell for maps...
Campus visits are one of the best ways to decide if Grinnell is right for you. Tour campus; talk to current students, faculty, and staff; eat in the dining hall; drop in on a class; and more. Schedule your campus visit for the best experience. See Getting to Grinnell for maps...
An exceptional academic experience You will be challenged here, in the best of ways. Professors will expect thorough research, thoughtful analysis, and creative thinking. You’ll be responsible for co-creating your curriculum with your adviser, and you’ll find your voice in a...

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The presiding officer’s heavy wooden gavel comes smashing down on the table as the opening theme to Lady Gaga’s new single blares from my computer speakers. My friend and I flinch, sigh, and exit the YouTube window, shaking our heads at yet another failed attempt to spice up the...
Issue:  Spring 2009 When my fellow Alt Breakers and I started to give each other nicknames, I knew all barriers between us had vanished. It surprised me — after less than a week together on our spring break service trip, our group skipped the polite acquaintance period that...
448 Enrolling Students 108 Varsity Captains 45 International Students 86 First Generation College Students 115 Students of Color 293 With Community Service 42 With Research Experience Grinnell's Class of 2015 also includes: A hula dancer A host of a PBS program A crayfish...
448 Enrolling Students 108 Varsity Captains 45 International Students 86 First Generation College Students 115 Students of Color 293 With Community Service 42 With Research Experience Grinnell's Class of 2015 also includes: A hula dancer A host of a PBS program A crayfish...
"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place," says Serbian Kristina Duric '13. She and Californian Cynthia Amezcua '14 talk about international friendships, the global Grinnell family, and living abroad.
"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place," says Serbian Kristina Duric '13. She and Californian Cynthia Amezcua '14 talk about international friendships, the global Grinnell family, and living abroad.
August 5 - 9, 2013 Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) is a week-long program for independent Iowa colleges and universities to invite prospective students and their families from any state or region to explore their campuses. It's a great time for prospective students to learn...
August 5 - 9, 2013 Iowa Private College Week (IPCW) is a week-long program for independent Iowa colleges and universities to invite prospective students and their families from any state or region to explore their campuses. It's a great time for prospective students to learn...
Grinnell College’s Office of Admission is staffed with a team of road warriors — admission counselors who crisscross the nation (and the world!) in the fall. We want to meet you, whether at your high school, a college fair, or when we conduct off-campus interviews.  The glamour...
  Hall: Norris. Floor: fourth. Side: east. The most basic way to summarize my location on campus is Nor4East. Norris Hall may be at the far end of campus, but it has its advantages: A/C and spacious rooms. Although you might feel isolated up on the far end of North Campus, you...
The Financial Aid Office will begin posting outside scholarship opportunities in the coming weeks.  Although we will do our best to vet the sources, always use caution when applying for scholarships from an organization unfamiliar to you. Scam Warning Signs: Charges a fee Money-...
Loggias are as much a part of the Grinnell College experience as an architectural feature can be. They’re one of the first things people who arrive on campus ask about. “What are those . . . things?” they say. Grinnellians will respond, “You mean the loggia?” and take a moment...
We’re sure that there are some students who love and look forward to writing the college essay, and a massive “HOORAY!” to all of you. That said, we imagine that for many of you, it’s a process that involves at least a little agony and procrastination. It’s hard. It’s hard to...

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