Future Students

Student Life

Grinnell is a place where students take advantage of every opportunity they have, whether it’s attending one of the 500+ free annual events, performances, or symposia, participating in one of our 200+ student groups, making the most of our state-of-the-art athletic facilities, giving back with skill-enhancing service projects, or enjoying all-campus concerts, films, and social events organized entirely by students. At Grinnell, there is no end to what you can gain from — or bring to — our community.

Teaching and Learning

Grinnell is about opportunity and choice, freedom and responsibility. Our individually advised curriculum lets you choose your own unique set of courses with help from your faculty adviser, whom you’ll come to know well during First-Year Tutorial—Grinnell’s only required course outside the requirements to complete a major. With 26 majors and 11 interdisciplinary concentrations, and countless off-campus research and study options, you’ll discover the world at Grinnell, in your own way, And you’ll build the future that’s best for you.

Grinnell at a Glance

Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell Iowa. We confer bachelor of arts degrees in 26 major fields and offer individualized curriculum planning and advising.

 

Writing the college essay

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:

Mission

In the Writing Lab, instructors assist students to become elegant, eloquent writers and public speakers and support faculty in their roles as teachers of writing and speaking across the curriculum.

We believe:

The Life and Times of J.B. Grinnell

Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was a congressman, a minister, the founder of Grinnell College and a radical.  On the April 23, 2013 Talk of Iowa radio show, Charity Nebbe talked with a group of students at Grinnell College, who spent the semester exploring the life and beliefs of JB Grinnell.  She talked with them about what they uncovered on the life, works, and legacy of a complicated man.

Media Source:
 Iowa Public Radio

Interested in a career in Actuarial Science?

Representatives from Nationwide Insurance will be on campus Tuesday, Sept 17 to discuss the actuarial profession and recruit for summer internships or careers. There will be a MASSS with the representatives, at noon in Noyce 2022 , and there will be individual meetings to talk to them in the afternoon. They will also have an all-campus presentation on the actuarial field at 4:15 PM in JRC 209.

What's New in the Grinnell College Libraries, Fall 2013

New Faces

Micki Behounek:  Access Services Manager. Micki has a B.A. in Business Education from Buena Vista University and an M.A. from the University of Iowa in Library and Information Science. Micki has fifteen years of library experience as a High School/Middle School Teacher Librarian for South Tama County High School. Before working in education, Micki worked in sales and banking.

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