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Grinnellians Ask Hard Questions and Question Easy Answers.

Curiosity can take you anywhere.

This is more than a place, and much bigger than an idea. Grinnell is a way of being and seeing. It’s an unwavering commitment to the journey of discovery, both in everything we want to do and everything we want to become.

No two journeys are the same. In fact, we've designed it that way.

Welcome to the world of intellectual freedom. Here, you're in charge of how your studies take shape and where you want them to take you.

Grinnellian Stories

Mithila Iyer

Grinnell was really the first place where I actually had the chance, or the self-awareness, to pursue something that was a little bit out of my comfort zone.

Mithila Iyer ’19
Meet Mithila
Nathan Calvin

I would definitely credit that experience with helping me to have a persuasive application and making me want to do this type of work.

Nathan Calvin ’18
Meet Nathan
Kaydi-Ann Newsome '14

We went through the fire, went through the ice, and I learned how to come out stronger. I’m a resilient Grinnellian.

Kaydi-Ann Newsome ’14
Meet Kaydi-Ann

Grinnell at a Glance

3,000+
Internship Opportunities in the U.S. and Abroad
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
500+
Free Events, Lectures, Performances, and Symposia Each Year
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