Grinnell to Participate in Iowa Private College Week Aug. 4-8

Monday, Jul. 14, 2014 7:42 pm

Grinnell, Iowa - Grinnell College, one of the 27 members of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU), is proud to participate in the 2014 Iowa Private College Week (IPCW). Each year, IPCW hosts approximately 5,000 Iowa students and families, many of whom will visit the Grinnell College campus as part of their IPCW experience.

Corey McClain, assistant director of admission and coordinator of Iowa Private College week for Grinnell College, said the week-long program “offers students and families an in-depth snapshot of the Grinnellian experience. Iowa Private College Week is a great way for prospective students to experience Grinnell College and what a liberal arts education offers, as well as determine which of the 27 participating institutions is the right fit for their future.”

Information sessions will be held daily on the Grinnell campus at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m daily. Prospective students will meet with faculty, staff, and current students, learn about the numerous academic programs offered, as well as the admission process and financial aid availability. Campus tours including the opportunity to tour the Noyce Science Center and the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts will also be offered.

Each visiting student will receive a “passport” stamped at each private college on the tour; students who visit three or more campuses and enroll at a participating college are eligible for $500 bookstore drawings. Students may register for a Grinnell or Iowa Private College Week campus visit at http://www.grinnell.edu/about/offices-services/admission/visit, or at www.thinkindependently.com.

Grinnell College is a nationally recognized, private, four-year, liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries in more than 28 major fields, interdisciplinary concentrations, and pre-professional programs.