Future Students

The Grinnell Community

Repeatedly named as one of the best and coolest college towns in America—alongside places like Berkeley, Boulder, and Cambridge—Grinnell combines the artful, intellectual buzz of a college town with the genuine warmth and friendliness that defines “Iowa nice.”

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If you experience sexual misconduct...

Immediate Actions

Students who experience an incident of sexual misconduct should consider the following immediate actions:

1. Contact Campus Safety & Security (641) 269-4600 (24 hrs.) or law enforcement (911)

Sexual Respect at Grinnell College

Grinnell College expects that all members of the College community – students, faculty, staff, and friends – should be able to pursue their work and education in a safe environment, free from sexual coercion, violence, or intimidation. The College is committed to fostering a safe campus environment where sexual misconduct and violence are unacceptable, and where survivors or those who believe they were harmed by another person are provided support and avenues of redress as appropriate.

Emergency Resources

Emergency Contacts

Emergency Resource Card


Campus Security

RLC's on Call

Hospital E.R.

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS)

Iowa Local Health Center

Safe Rides

Suicide Hotline

Grinnell Police Department

Substance Abuse Treatment/SATUCI

Domestic Violence Alternatives/Sexual Assault Center

National Weather Service

Powshiek County Mental Health Center

641-269-4600

641-269-4600

641-236-751

641-269-3230

641-236-2380

Crisis Planning

Grinnell College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the entire campus community. Because the key to safety and security is being prepared, we have a comprehensive plan in place for organizing, coordinating, and directing available resources toward the management of an emergency.

International Students

Grinnell College offers a full range of financial aid opportunities to international students and we are committed to providing affordable education to students from around the world.

Admission to Grinnell is highly selective, and the competition for financial aid is more competitive as the applicant’s demonstrated financial need increases.  Students who demonstrate academic excellence and who maintain active cocurricular involvement are especially attractive to our admissions committee, regardless of financial need.

On-Campus Visits

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.  

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