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Grinnell College

Our community embraces intellectual journeys of all kinds, and provides the individualized guidance to dive deeper, define new directions, and follow their passions across the world. We call ourselves Grinnellians.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Founded in 1846, we’re a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. 


  • BlackRock analyst
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public health associate
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute public policy fellow
  • Future of Humanity Institute research affiliate
  • Google software engineer
  • International Monetary Fund research assistant
  • Miami Marlins analyst: baseball analytics
  • Microsoft data scientist
  • Orleans Public Defenders staff investigator
  • Public News Service reporter & producer
  • SPRING/BREAK Art Show curatorial associate
  • Teach for America teacher
  • Wetland Habitat Restoration restoration technician

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

As a student, you’ll visit the Center for Careers, Life, and Service to start talking through what you want your life to become, and to connect with ways of getting there. You’ll make discoveries, develop new insights, gain experience, broaden your network, and, ultimately, like the many Grinnellians before you, confidently go forth to lead a life of meaning and purpose.

Housing services

Surroundings play a vital part in your growth—as a student, citizen, and human being. We pride ourselves on making Grinnell a safe, comfortable living space. This strong sense of community and supportive environment is designed so that every step of the journey, you can feel confident and empowered to explore who you are. This campus will be your new home. That’s why we work to make it a place where you’re comfortable. Where you can connect with others. And a place you can’t wait to come back to. We’re here to make you feel at home, make room for your needs, and always make time for good Grinnellian conversation.

Medical services

Grinnellians love to dive deep into inquiry and lose themselves in discovery.  But to push yourself academically, you’ll need to make time to refuel, recharge, and refresh. And just like with your studies, you’re in charge of what that looks like for you. Are you interested in joining an intramural sports team? Morning meditation? Swimming laps after class? Take advantage of our campus resources.

Student Life

Campus life

Where you choose to live is a big decision, whether it’s for college or not. Surroundings affect how we learn, how we grow, and where we go next. At Grinnell, we not only embrace the world, we embrace you for who you are. In fact, you’ll find culture of inclusivity and respect as the perfect setting to settle in, grow immensely, and go forth from. Partly because you know you’ll always have this place to come back to.

Student clubs

  • Advocacy and Support
  • Activity
  • Athletics
  • Food
  • Multicultural
  • Performance, Art, and Publication
  • Political
  • Religious and Spiritual
  • Social Justice and Activism
  • Other

Student Reviews

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Alexis Acosta rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was perfect for undergrad

Grinnell, Iowa, United States


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