How much does Grinnell College cost?

Grinnell College Cost of Attendance
In-state $50,714
Out-of-state $50,714
On-Campus Room and Board $12,400
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $29,492
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $9,185
$30,000-$48,000 $12,913
$48,000-$75,000 $15,504
$75,000-$110,000 $21,482
Over $110,000 $37,619

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 87% $34,094
Federal Grants 19% $4,759
Pell grants 19% $4,281
Other federal grants 2% $4,000
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 4% $5,727
Institutional grants or scholarships 86% $32,682
Student loan aid 45% $4,606
Federal student loans 39% $4,921
Other student loans 11% $4,107

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 303 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 281 Up to $2,000
Do community service 280 Up to $500
Play a sport 151 Up to $1,500
Attend a summer program 142 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 171 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 284 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 173 Up to $10,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 210 Up to $2,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Grinnell College Admissions

What is Grinnell College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 29%
Average GPA 3.5
SAT Submissions 34% of applicants
SAT Reading 640-740
SAT Math 670-770
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 66% of applicants
Composite Score 30-34

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Grinnell College Campus Life

9:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

57

Forbes Ranking

84%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

87%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1765
Living on campus
Transfer Students
Under Age 25 100%
Gender Balance
Women
55%
Men
45%

Student Diversity

71%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
52.01%
Unknown
26.80%
Asian
7.59%
Hispanic or Latino
7.54%
Black or African American
6.01%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.00%

Grinnell College Graduation Success

96%

First Year Student Retention

84%

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