"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place." — Serbian Kristina Duric '13
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 of room service cheeseburgers, missed flights, and broken-down rental cars aside, meeting prospective students is something we love to do. A conversation is also one of the best ways for you to learn about Grinnell.
To apply for the Grinnell College/DMACC Preview Program
2013 Discover Grinnell Program Schedule
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 write a brief, concise essay that says a bit about who you are and what is important to you. We can’t make it easier to sit down and do the work, but we can tell you this:
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 about the academic and social opportunities offered, and to meet with faculty, coaches, students, and staff.
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 million books and documents
- 500+ free events each year
- 200+ student organizations
- One-third of students engage in varsity athletics
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. Additional visit activities, such as a class visit or lunch with a current student, will extend your time on campus. Visit activities are limited during examination periods, breaks, and holidays.