"Grinnell is an integral part of my life every day. It taught me how to manage school and extracurricular activities, since I stayed busy then and still do now with school, work, and fun. I learned to interact with people at Grinnell, and the closeness of that community made it easy for me to transition to working life, meeting with patients, and now working in groups for school again."

-Nilesh Wickramanayake '10, Clinical Research Coordinator, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

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 2015 Tour Dates and Locations

Additional information and registration will be available soon. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the stated start of the program.

Sunday, May 17, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Westin St. Francis Union Square
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday, May 18, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Westin Hotel
1900 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815
Thursday, May 21, 2015
7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott L.A. LIVE
900 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015