How much does Grinnell College cost?

Grinnell College Cost of Attendance
In-state $52,392
Out-of-state $52,392
On-Campus Room and Board $12,810
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $30,808
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $14,836
$30,000-$48,000 $11,413
$48,000-$75,000 $20,712
$75,000-$110,000 $24,241
Over $110,000 $37,443

Grinnell College Financial Aid and Debt

87%

Students paying down their debt

$13,170

Typical Total Student Debt

$136

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 86% $35,750
Federal Grants 17% $5,431
Pell grants 17% $4,505
Other federal grants 3% $4,000
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $4,986
Institutional grants or scholarships 85% $33,860
Student loan aid 50% $5,229
Federal student loans 40% $4,799
Other student loans 18% $5,671

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 313 Up to $500
Attend a summer program 156 Up to $4,500
Take a challenging class 323 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 309 Up to $8,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 223 Up to $2,100
Have work experience 214 Up to $12,000
Play a sport 156 Up to $1,500
Take a foreign language class 195 Up to $5,000
Do an extracurricular activity 310 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Grinnell College Admissions

What is Grinnell College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 24%
Average GPA 3.5
SAT Submissions 48% of applicants
SAT Reading 670-745
SAT Math 700-785
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 52% of applicants
Composite Score 30-34

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Grinnell College Campus Life

9:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

57

Forbes Ranking

78%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

84%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1712
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25 99%
Gender Balance
Women
53%
Men
47%

Student Diversity

73%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
50.82%
Unknown
28.86%
Asian
7.54%
Hispanic or Latino
6.95%
Black or African American
5.84%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.00%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.00%

2 Student Testimonials


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Bailey

Freshman · Sociology

Grinnell is a great place. Many people are hesitant about living in the middle of Iowa, but there is never a shortage of things to do. There are always so many events going on and it is easy to find community within the town, campus, your major department, and your residence hall.

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Wagih

Freshman · Economics

Grinnell College is a college that really cares about its students. The endowment is so high that huge financial aid packages are offered. The school also throws money wherever it thinks would improve student academics/life.


Grinnell College Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

78%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$44,300

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Grinnell College

Address

1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Remote Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify