Grinnell College

Students at Grinnell come from nearly every state and more than 60 countries. You will be challenged here, in the best of ways. Professors will expect thorough research, thoughtful analysis, and creative thinking. You’ll be responsible for co-creating your curriculum with your adviser, and you’ll find your voice in a self-governing residential community. You will graduate well-prepared for a career and graduate school. Grinnell alumni are international leaders in science, music, public service, law, medicine, business, engineering, and more.

About the Campus


Our beautiful 120-acre campus is alive with student clubs, intercollegiate and intramural athletic teams, music, theater, and art, and hosts more than 500 free, on-campus events every year - ranging from guest lecturers, to concerts, plays, symposia, and all-campus social events.

Education Goals


A Grinnell education is all about making a difference in the world. Approximately 60% of Grinnell’s students will spend time studying in another part of the world. Take this opportunity to explore Grinnell College, you won’t be disappointed.