Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa
Grinnell College is known for its rigorous academics and tradition of social responsibility. It was founded in 1846, when a group of New England Congregationalists established the Trustees of Iowa College.
In its 2014 edition of “America’s Best Colleges”, U.S. News & World Report ranked Grinnell 17th among all liberal arts colleges in the United States, and third highest for economic diversity as measured by low-income students receiving federal Pell Grants. Grinnell had an acceptance rate of 27% in 2014.
Grinnell College is nationally recognized as a leading undergraduate institution. In July 2006, The New York Times included Grinnell in its profile of the 20 colleges and universities of “established or rising scholarship” which are fast becoming viable alternatives to Ivy League institutions, and is considered one of the 30 Hidden Ivies.