Student walks on campus with colorful leaves in the fall

Life at Grinnell

Opportunity for all.

Welcome to a place that thrives on individuality and diverse perspectives. As you explore and begin to find yourself in your own college experience, you’ll find your ways of shaping the Grinnell community.

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  • Students gather around a table at Bob's Underground Cafe

    Student Life

    We are better together.

    At Grinnell, identity and inclusion are living conversations we all take part in.

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    Put yourself in the middle of all mediums.

    The arts are a strong source of inspiration for our community—whether that’s in cross-disciplinary courses or in the cultivation of our own talents. That’s why we bring celebrated visual artists, musicians, dancers, and theatre groups from all over the world to campus, where they perform, exhibit, lead workshops, and teach classes.

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    Cheer or be cheered

    We compete in 20 NCAA Division III varsity sports and offer dozens of intramural options. And whether you’re a student-athlete looking to elevate your game, or a sports fan prone to lifting up a crowd, you’ll find plenty of participate in at Grinnell.

Welcome to Grinnell

Our 120-acre campus is located just north of downtown, in a neighborhood  of  beautiful Victorian and Craftsman-style homes and towering oak and cottonwood trees.

  • Bike shop with "Grinnell Iowa" spelled in tile above the door


    Tucked away in the prairie.

    We prefer it that way. Just a few blocks from campus you’ll discover specialized shops, a movie theatre, a farmers’ market, art galleries, parks, and over 30 eateries to choose from. Never too crowded, this community provides the perfect combination of arts and entertainment, as well as the quiet cafes for your studies.

Photo of biking and walking near Steiner Hall


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