Grinnell Peer Schools

The colleges listed below constitute Grinnell's official peer group. This list is used whenever comparative data are needed for internal purposes. These particular colleges were selected because they are similar to Grinnell in size and academic quality, and they represent various regions of the country. In general, preference was given to colleges located in small towns.

Amherst College
Amherst, MA

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME

Carleton College
Northfield, MN

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

Davidson College
Davidson, NC

Kenyon College
Gambier, OH

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH

Pomona College
Claremont, CA

Reed College
Portland, OR

Smith College
Northampton, MA

St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN

Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA

Williams College
Williamstown, MA

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