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
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000

*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 1712
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25 100%
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

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