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Events Near You

Coming soon to an area near you.

Throughout the fall and spring Grinnell admission counselors are on the road visiting high schools and attending college fairs in the U.S. and around the world. If you're on our mailing list, we'll let you know if we're going to be visiting your area.

See when we are in your area

We also often offer admission interviews when we travel. As long as we have a current, active email address for you, you will receive an invitation if such interviews are being offered. Please respond promptly to the email if you wish to schedule an interview. If you are a first-year applicant who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may schedule an online interview from mid-October through January of your senior year.  

Find interview opportunities near you

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    Admission Events Around the World

    In addition to visiting high schools and attending college fairs, Grinnell’s Office of Admission hosts a number of public events for prospective students and their families in cities around the world. We host Grinnell-specific events in select cities every year; these events may include presentations from admission and financial aid staff, faculty, current students, and alumni. We also partner with other colleges and universities to host events that allow prospective students to learn about the similarities and differences among a variety of institutions.

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    Eight of the Best

    Grinnell College is one of a group of eight highly selective, nationally recognized liberal arts colleges known as Eight of the Best.

    • Claremont McKenna College
    • Colorado College
    • Connecticut College
    • Grinnell College
    • Haverford College
    • Kenyon College
    • Macalester College
    • Sarah Lawrence College


    The directors and deans of admission of these colleges invite you and your family to join us for a presentation about some of the most celebrated colleges in the United States. Each college has something distinctive to offer. As a group, they place great value on student-faculty interaction, small classes, and challenging curricula. These colleges send a high percentage of graduates on to graduate and professional schools, and count among their alumnae/i leaders in virtually every field.

Fall 2020 Eight of the Best Virtual Tour

Please use the links below to register for one of our Eight of the Best events. We hope to see you there! If you want to learn more, we encourage you to visit 8 of the Best Colleges.

These free programs run for 90 minutes. The schedule of events for each day is as follows, with ample opportunity to ask questions as well.

  • Check-in begins (10 minutes prior to the program time)
  • Introductions and the Liberal Arts Context (10 minutes)
  • Individual college presentations (35 minutes)
  • Individual college conversations (45 minutes, optional)

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