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We’re looking for applicants who have sought challenge and excelled academically, done well on standardized tests, and demonstrated commitment to activities beyond the classroom. We use the Common Application with a Grinnell Supplement, and strongly encourage you to apply online — we’ll waive the application fee if you do. We encourage you to apply early, and please contact us if you have questions about the application process.

Off-Campus Study

Nearly 60 percent of Grinnell students spend a semester or year on a wide range of carefully selected offcampus study programs in the U.S. and abroad. Whatever your interests, you can broaden and deepen your education by using Grinnell as your portal to the world.

About Grinnell

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. Independent majors are possible.

Tradition

Explore the history of Grinnell, with roots that date back to the birth of the state, recovery after a devastating cyclone, and more than 150 years of growth and change.

Campus Safety

Your safety and the security of all on-campus property and programs is the focus of Grinnell’s Office of Campus Safety.  The security staff complements Grinnell’s philosophy of self-governance and personal responsibility by working with students, faculty members, and others to prevent safety issues and provide a safe campus environment in which to live, learn, and work. The security office also oversees live-in, master’s-level resident life coordinators who support self-governance and safety in residence halls.