Grinnell College is on a 120-acre campus in the small town setting of Grinnell, Iowa.
Grinnell College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Grinnell College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Grinnell College has several thriving Concerned Black Students. In fact, more students participate in the Concerned Black Students than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Grinnell College include International Student Organization, Student Organization of Latinas/Latinos, Campus Democrats and Ultimate Frisbee.
Grinnell College students' favorite campus events are Titular Head Student Film Festival, Mary B. James and Grinnell Relays.
This table offers information on housing at Grinnell College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||88%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,340|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,309|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||12%|
Grinnell College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Grinnell College students live on campus. In 2022, 88% of undergrads at Grinnell College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 12% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Grinnell College. There are 1,340 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,750 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,309 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Grinnell College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Grinnell College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Grinnell College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Grinnell College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Grinnell College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Grinnell College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Grinnell College, take Interstate 80 to Grinnell, IA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Des Moines International airport.
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