About Grinnell College

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Grinnell College cost?

Grinnell College Cost of Attendance
In-state $48,758
Out-of-state $48,758
On-Campus Room and Board $11,980
Off-Campus Room and Board
Average Annual Cost $30,010
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

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 92% $32,923
Federal Grants 19% $5,242
Pell grants 19% $4,278
Other federal grants 4% $3,810
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 4% $5,067
Institutional grants or scholarships 91% $29,749
Student loan aid 52% $4,594
Federal student loans 42% $4,684
Other student loans 17% $4,624

Grinnell College Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do an extracurricular activity 237 Up to $1,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 180 Up to $750
Take a challenging class 265 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 108 Up to $6,000
Attend a summer program 110 Up to $4,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Grinnell College Admissions

What is Grinnell College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 20%
Average GPA 3.5
SAT Submissions 39% of applicants
SAT Reading 640-750
SAT Math 680-780
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 61% of applicants
Composite Score 30-33

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Grinnell College Campus Life

9:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

73

Forbes Ranking

81%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

86%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1774
Living on campus
Transfer Students 7%
Under Age 25 100%
Gender Balance
Men
45%
Women
55%

Student Diversity

68%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
55.58%
Unknown
24.07%
Asian
7.55%
Hispanic or Latino
7.10%
Black or African American
5.58%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.00%

Grinnell College Graduation Success

93%

First Year Student Retention

81%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$44,300

Average Salary After Graduation

About Grinnell College

Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, U.S., known for its rigorous academics and tradition of social responsibility.

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