Grinnell College is on a 120-acre campus in a small town setting in Grinnell, Iowa. Grinnell College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Grinnell College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Grinnell College has a thriving Concerned Black Students. In fact, more students participate in 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 traditions are Titular Head Student Film Festival, Mary B. James and Grinnell Relays.
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 2021, 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 1,493 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,39 students chose to live in campus housing. 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.
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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Grinnell College, take Interstate 80 to Grinnell, IA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Des Moines International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Grinnell College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
Non-Resident / International Students
© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.
Tuition and Fees
Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!Claim Free Account
Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!Find Scholarships
Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.Join the Conversation