Grinnell College

Private, Four-years School Located in Grinnell, IA

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How much is the Grinnell tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Grinnell's tuition & fees is $61,480 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $79,628 when a student lives on-campus.

Grinnell Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$61,480
Books & Supplies Costs$900
On-campus Room & Board$15,048
On-campus Expenses$2,200
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$61,480

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Grinnell for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $277,076 at Grinnell. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $353,656. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $157,720.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$64,449$82,424$36,849
Sophomore (2024-25)$67,561$86,294$38,518
Junior (2025-26)$70,823$90,347$40,264
Senior (2026-27)$74,243$94,590$42,089
4 Years Total$277,076$353,656$157,720
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$67,561$86,294$38,518
Sophomore (2025-26)$70,823$90,347$40,264
Junior (2026-27)$74,243$94,590$42,089
Senior (2027-28)$77,828$99,033$43,997
4 Years Total$290,455$370,265$164,867
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$70,823$90,347$40,264
Sophomore (2026-27)$74,243$94,590$42,089
Junior (2027-28)$77,828$99,033$43,997
Senior (2028-29)$81,586$103,686$45,992
4 Years Total$304,481$387,656$172,341
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$74,243$94,590$42,089
Sophomore (2027-28)$77,828$99,033$43,997
Junior (2028-29)$81,586$103,686$45,992
Senior (2029-30)$85,526$108,558$48,077
4 Years Total$319,184$405,867$180,154
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$77,828$99,033$43,997
Sophomore (2028-29)$81,586$103,686$45,992
Junior (2029-30)$85,526$108,558$48,077
Senior (2030-31)$89,656$113,659$50,258
4 Years Total$334,597$424,936$188,324

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Grinnell' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $25,184.
In-StateOut-of-State
Grinnell College$61,480
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,255
Public Schools$8,241$10,942
Private Schools$25,184

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Grinnell and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Grinnell CollegeGrinnell, IA$61,480
Hamilton CollegeClinton, NY$62,670
Washington and Lee UniversityLexington, VA$61,750
Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury, VT$62,460
Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MA$61,920
Carleton CollegeNorthfield, MN$62,634
Colby CollegeWaterville, ME$63,520

Financial Aid and COA

At Grinnell College, 1,551 students (89%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $43,476.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Grinnell is $36,152 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 430 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $42,231 and the average amount of student loans is $7,707.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$79,628
Tuition & Fees$61,480
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$18,148
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$36,152
Average Financial Aid$43,476
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,55189%$43,476
Pell Grants30417%$4,929
Federal Student Loan22413%$4,939
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid43091%-
Grants or Scholarships42991%$42,231
Federal Grants7917%$7,134
Pell Grants7917%$5,043
Other Federal Grants429%$3,933
State/Local Grants112%$6,547
Institutional Grants42991%$40,749
Student Loan Aid6915%$7,707
Federal Student Loans6414%$4,881
Other Student Loans214%$10,449

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Grinnell's acceptance rate is 10.54%. A total of 10,513 applicants applied to and 1,108 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 471 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 42.51%.
To apply to Grinnell, 4 items are required - Secondary school record, Recommendations, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 3 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants10,5134,957$5,556
Admitted1,108464$644
Enrolled471212$259
Acceptance Rate10.54%9.36%11.59%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)42.51%45.69%40.22%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to Grinnell. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,450 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 32.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,4501,3701,530
National Average1,168
Iowa Average1,131
SAT EBRW710670750
SAT Math740700780
ACT Composite323034
National Average24
Iowa Average23
ACT Math302733
ACT English333035

Student Population

Grinnell College has a total of 1,759 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 831 male students and 917 female students attending Grinnell.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate1,748 831917

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1121 Park Street, Grinnell, IA
Phone641-269-4000
WEBwww.grinnell.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered31 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate10.76%
Yield40.61%
Student Population1,759
Graduation Rate88%
Retention Rate93%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties202 (Full-time), 29 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs710 (Full-time), 110 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$102,930
Average Staff Salary$69,616