Commencement stage in fall

Grinnell at a Glance

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    College Profile

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    Incoming Class Profile

    • SAT Critical Reading 640-750 (mid-50 percent score range, pre-March 2016 test)
    • SAT Math 680-780 (mid-50 percent score range, pre-March 2016 test)
    • ACT 30–33 (mid-50 percent score range)
    • Represent 37 states and 39 countries
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    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
    • 27 majors, 12 concentrations
    • 3,000 internship opportunities in the United States and abroad
    • Burling Library contains 1 million books and documents
    • 7th nationally in the percentage of Ph.D.s per graduate
    • 500+ free events, lectures, performances, and symposia each year
    • 150+ student groups, 0 fraternities and sororities
    • 20 NCAA Division III varsity sports
    • 10 distinct ecosystems populate CERA, with 113 bird species recorded
    • $1.8 billion endowment supporting academic programs and student life
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    Our Students

    • 18% international, 26% U.S. students of color
    • More than half of students study off campus during academic career
    • 52% of students complete at least one independent study course
    • Two-thirds of students participate in community service projects
    • One-third of students engage in varsity athletics
    • 10 Fulbrights won in 2016
    • 40% of Grinnellians complete a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP)
    • 51% of Grinnellians hold an advanced degree 10 years after graduation
    • Top 10 home states:
      • Illinois
      • California
      • Iowa
      • Minnesota
      • New York
      • Wisconsin
      • Massachusetts
      • Missouri
      • Maryland
      • Colorado
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    Graduate Schools Attended by Class of 2016:

    • Brown University
    • University of Michigan
    • Univ. of Northern Colorado
    • Georgetown University
    • University of Notre Dame
    • Iowa State University
    • University of Oregon
    • George Washington University
    • University of Utah
    • Universität Heidelberg
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Washington University
    • Yale University
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    Recent Employers for Class of 2016:

    • Amazon
    • Board of Directors of Federal Reserve
    • Center for Italian Modern Art
    • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
    • Department of Energy
    • Deutsche Bank
    • Epic Systems
    • Facebook
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Google
    • IBM
    • National Alliance on Mental Health
    • Northwest Film Forum
    • TIAA
    • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    • University of Minnesota Press
    • U.S. Geological Survey