Office of Admission
641-269-3600 or 800-247-0113
The Office of Admission is generally the initial point of contact for future Grinnell College students and alumni. Each year, the twenty members of the admission staff host approximately 2,000 campus visitors, process approximately 4,000 applications for admission, visit secondary schools and college fairs in more than one-half of the 50 U.S. states and 15 other countries, personally meet with over 2,000 prospective students, and conduct a direct mail/e-mail campaign to an estimated 150,000 secondary school students. The underpinning of this effort is a commitment to enrolling an academically superior, talented, and diverse student body composed of students from all 50 states and 50 other nations. By promoting interaction between prospective students and professors, current students, alumni and staff, the admission staff seeks to identify those students best matched with the College.