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
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.
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.
Grinnell awards educational loans primarily from the federal loan programs. These programs provide students and their parents with long-term, low-interest loans. Remember, a loan must be repaid.
In addition to other financial aid options, competitive scholarships can help you afford college. Grants and scholarships form the largest part of our financial aid funds. The Grinnell Trustee Honor Scholarship is awarded based on outstanding academic achievement. It is renewable (at the initial amount) for three additional years provided a cumulative GPA of 2.75 is maintained. You will automatically be considered for merit aid. No application is needed other than a complete Admission application. Note: transfer applicants are not eligible for scholarships.
Grinnell College practices need-blind admission, admitting academically qualified applicants regardless of financial need, and we meet 100% of demonstrated need. Admitted students with demonstrated financial need receive generous need-based aid packages.
Types of Aid
U.S. Transfer Students
To complete your transfer application, submit the following by the fall or spring transfer deadline:
- The Common Application: All forms, including the Registrar's Report are available at Common Application.
If you graduated from high school more than one year ago, you do not need to submit the Secondary School Report form.