Grinnell College Rankings

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In the World#1420 of 14178
In North America#443 of 2629
In the United States#401 of 2528
In Iowa#5 of 39
In Grinnell#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
23%
Average SAT
1450
Average ACT
33
Avg. cost to attend
$29,404 /y
Aid receiving
89%
Undergraduates
1,733
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Grinnell College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate23%22%24%
Applicants8,0043,8634,141
Admissions1,847851996
Freshmen enrolled full time460233227

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
252 or 55%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1370
or below

75% of them
had 1530
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Grinnell College are 1370-1530 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
207 or 45%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 31
or below

75% of them
had 34
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Grinnell College are 31-34 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White869 (50%)
Nonresident Alien346 (20%)
Hispanic136 (8%)
Asian131 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown97 (6%)
Black or African American78 (5%)
Two or more races76 (4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$29,404/year
Average aid awarded
$38,498
Students receiving aid
89%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$11,945
$30-48K$14,818
$48-75K$12,486
$75-110K$22,085
$110K+$35,934

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$53,872
Tuition in-state$53,872
Tuition out-of-state$53,872
Fee in-district$482
Fee in-state$482
Fee out-of-state$482

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,340
Combined charge for room and board$13,292
Room charge$6,278
Meal charge$7,014

Grinnell College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Computer Science46
Biology & Biological Sciences, General42
Political Science and Government, General29
Biochemistry28
Mathematics, General25
English Language and Literature, General23
Sociology23
Chemistry, General23
History, General22
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other21
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics20
Physics, General15
Philosophy13
Anthropology12
Fine & Studio Arts, General8
Spanish Language and Literature8
Women's Studies7
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General6
Religion & Religious Studies5
French Language and Literature5
Russian Language and Literature5
Music, General4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
Chinese Language and Literature1
Grand Total403
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate89%85%91%
  • Full-time retention rate - 94%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,143
Citations
40,898

Publication count by topic

Computer science
283
Biology
216
Psychology
207
Physics
179
Mathematics
174
Sociology
157
Chemistry
131
History
119
Political science
118
Art
86
Philosophy
58
Economics
57
Geography
39
Medicine
36
Business
29
Environmental science
28
Engineering
28
Materials science
28
Geology
11

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History491525
Sociology7314,078
Physics9849,140
Political science1173671
Economics12492,072
Philosophy139240
Art143830
Psychology14655,099
Biology18037,728
Mathematics18542,096
Geography1935427
Computer science22241,879
Geology2332187
Environmental science2373542
Business2414383
Chemistry30901,392
Engineering3305203
Materials science3432422
Medicine3655485

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901360
19911774
1992982
19931172
19941095
199516121
199622110
199720149
199824189
199933214
200030206
200129196
200228237
200340330
200447449
200549637
200654766
200748904
2008621040
2009781301
2010871537
2011941891
2012862571
2013992952
2014932813
20151152921
20161232937
20171072888
2018972671
20191352863
2020993302

General info

Alternative namesGrinnell
Founded1846
WikipediaGrinnell College
MottoVeritas et Humanitas
Truth and Humanity
Colorsscarlet, black
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff748
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address1121 Park Street
Grinnell, Iowa, 50112-1690
United States
City population9,000
Phone6412694000
Fax+1 (641) 269 4800

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