College Guide/Grinnell College

Grinnell is a highly competitive liberal-arts college in Iowa.


AdmissionEdit

  • 41% Acceptance rate (class of 2011)
  • Early Decision November 20 (I) and January 1 (II)
  • Regular admission - January 20
  • Middle 50% of SAT scores:
    • Critical Reading: 630 - 740
    • Math: 620 - 720
    • Writing: N/A
  • Average High School GPA: N/A

Admission FactorsEdit

Very important:

  • Secondary school record
  • Class rank
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized test scores
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Talent/ability

Important:

  • Application essay(s)
  • Interview
  • Race/ethnicity

AcademicsEdit

  • Student-faculty ratio - 8:1

DemographicsEdit

  • Enrollment: 1654
  • M/F ratio: 45/55

Cost and Financial AidEdit

  • Tuition: $34,392
  • Room and Board: $8,030

LocationEdit

55 miles from Des Moines.

SportsEdit

NCAA Division III

Campus LifeEdit

No fraternities or sororities.

Should You Go?Edit

Grinnell's lax course distribution requirements allow students to take charge of their own education, which can be a double-edged sword. Grinnell is one of few colleges that are need-blind in admissions, which when added to its generous financial aid, make it a good value.

ContactEdit

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See alsoEdit

Last modified on 21 December 2010, at 20:03