Grinnell College

Academic Highlights

  • Student can choose from 27 majors, 12 concentrations, and the opportunity to be an "independent" major. View full list here.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1 and the average class size is 17 students. 

  • First-year students enroll in a First-Year Tutorial, where students receive mentoring from their tutorial professor until they declare a major field of study.

  • More than 40% of students complete a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), where students work closely with a faculty member on scholarly research or a creative project.

  • Pre-professional advising is available for students in the following areas: Architecture, Business, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Librarianship, Religious vocations, Social Work, and Education.

  • Approximately 55% of students participate in some form of off-campus study both abroad and elsewhere in the United States.