From here, the great go forth.
Founded in 1846, we’re a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. Our community embraces intellectual journeys of all kinds, and provides the individualized guidance to dive deeper, define new directions, and follow their passions across the world. We call ourselves Grinnellians.
A place defined by its people.
No two Grinnellians are the same. But something brings us all together here, and keeps us rooted to this place, no matter how far we journey. Maybe it’s how our community embraces you for who you are. Or maybe it’s how we empower you to take part in shaping who we are as well.
Welcome to Grinnell, Iowa.
The prairieland may seem like an unexpected setting for bringing the world together. But look closer. You’ll uncover a unique mixture of environmental, economic, and political ecosystems. In fact, one visit to our vibrant, progressive college town will call into question everything you think you know about Iowa.