Eight of the Best

"Since my career aspirations weren't solidified, I wanted somewhere that would give me room to explore a wide swath of interests, so I focused my search on small liberal arts colleges."

Noah Most '13, La Crosse, WI

Grinnell College is one of a group of eight highly selective, nationally recognized liberal arts colleges known as Eight of the Best.

  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colorado College
  • Connecticut College
  • Grinnell College
  • Haverford College
  • Kenyon College
  • Macalester College
  • Sarah Lawrence College

The Deans of Admission of these Eight of the Best colleges invite you and your family to a reception held in select cities in the United States every spring and fall. Each college has something distinctive to offer. As a group, they place great value on student-faculty interaction, small classes, and challenging curricula. These colleges send a high percentage of graduates on to graduate and professional schools, and count among their alumnae/i leaders in virtually every field. This free program includes presentations on admission, financial aid, and each of the eight colleges. There is also ample opportunity to ask questions.

Spring 2014 Tour Dates and Locations

Online registration is now open. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the stated start of the program.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Cromwell
100 Berlin Road
Cromwell, CT 06416
Sunday, May 18, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Boston Marriott Burlington
One Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803
Monday, May 19, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Westchester Marriott
670 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
903 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
Thursday, May 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
(7400 Wisconsin Avenue)
Bethesda, MD 20814