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In the Classroom

Experience the magic.

Small class sizes. Intense discussions. Hands-on learning. Engaged students and excited faculty. Find out why U.S. News and World Report ranks us #3 for our classroom experience.

Listen to students’ experiences.

Students describe Grinnell’s individually advised curriculum, the impact of their advisers, and the choices that enabled them to find their passions.
Ahon Gupta in Bucksbaum Atrium

Creating My Own Path

Ahon Guptu ’21 describes how the flexibility of Grinnell’s curriculum ensures a broad, balanced variety of classes.

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Discover Your Interests

Mithila ’19 shares her First-year Tutorial and how it changed her experience at Grinnell.

Nat Jordan at Rosenbloom Field

A Common Understanding

Nat Jordan ’21 shares why the individually advised curriculum at Grinnell is so critical to classroom engagement.

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Hungry for more?

Hear more from our students in our “video viewbook” — a collection of student and faculty videos that will show you how far the individually advised, globally informed, inquiry-led curriculum at Grinnell can take you.

Watch our faculty in action.

Mark Laver

Music with Professor Mark Laver

Learn about jazz composer Duke Ellington and more. 

Want to keep learning about music with Mark Laver? Check out his lecture on American classical music and the music of New Orleans.

Tutorial session with Kevin Engel and Professor Sandquist

Biology with Professor Josh Sandquist

Learn about cortical rotation and more.

Sarah Purcell Grinnell

History with Professor Sarah Purcell

Learn about the election of 1800 and more.

Want to keep learning about history from Sarah Purcell? Check out her lecture on the rise of party politics.

Hear from our faculty.

Our extraordinary faculty share why they think our individually advised curriculum will help you pursue your passions and achieve your goals.
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Where We All Want to Be in the Room

Sociology Professor Karla Erickson describes the unique relationship between students and their advisers as they navigate Grinnell’s individually advised curriculum.

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First and Foremost, a Teacher

Stephanie Jones, assistant professor of education, describes her educational philosophy, how faculty craft engaging courses, and how Grinnell students challenge her to be her best.

Henry Reitz

Equipping Students to Find their Own Path in the World

Professor Henry Rietz describes the Grinnell College community, including students and alumni.

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