Grinnell College : Profile

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1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
Website: www.grinnell.edu
Location: Plains IA KS MN MO NE ND SD

Get a snapshot of Grinnell College with this general overview, including student enrollment and graduation rates, average test scores, student demographics, and more.

Mission Statement

When Grinnell College framed its charter in the Iowa Territory of the United States in 1846, it set forth a mission to educate its students "for the different professions and for the honorable discharge of the duties of life." The College pursues that mission by educating young men and women in the liberal arts through free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas. As a teaching and learning community, the College holds that knowledge is a good to be pursued both for its own sake and for the intellectual, moral, and physical well-being of individuals and of society at large. The College exists to provide a lively academic community of students and teachers of high scholarly qualifications from diverse social and cultural circumstances. The College aims to graduate women and men who can think clearly, who can speak and write persuasively and even eloquently, who can evaluate critically both their own and others' ideas, who can acquire new knowledge, and who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.

School Characteristics

Student Population
45217 per year

Length of Study: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Religious Affiliation: Not Applicable

Test Scores & GPA

Average GPA: yes Average ACT: 30 Average SAT: 630

School Profile

Total Enrollment: 1734
Retention Rate: 94%
Graduation Rate: 462

School Accreditation

National: No
Regional: yes
Federal: No

Male / Female Enrollment


Total Enrollment


School data was obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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