College Sophomore 2013-08-21T15:53:11Z
Most of the available off campus housing is through the college. The prices are pretty decent and they are certainly cheaper than regular room and board. But you have to find at least 2 other people to live with you to make it affordable. These houses are close to the campus so it doesn't take a lot of time to get to campus. Food is also cheap in Grinnell so the cost goes down a lot when living off campus. Finding apartments that are not college owned is tougher because the availability is not great, and their condition is not the best. They are also more far away from the college. Yet, they are the cheapest option.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T15:49:10Z
Student life in grinnell is rich and exciting. There are always things to do. There are many student unions, from nerf to religious ones that are funded handsomely by the college. There are a lot of sports for people to participate in and there is always something going on on the weekend both for people who are not substance free and for people who are. The college also does a great job of encouraging floor community through its student adviser program (student advisers are students in charge of a floor and are resources for students and also throw events). Everyone can find something they love to do in Grinnell.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T15:43:47Z
Grinnell operates under the self-gov principles which are: responsibility, respect, compromise, accountability, awareness, trust, communication, community and common sense. We are responsible for taking care of our selves and for our actions. The campus security is very friendly and their main goal is to help students not reprimand them. The police only goes into dorms if there is probable cause. In general the college treats us as adults and is centered around promoting good behavior and not punishing people. That is not to say that the law is not enforced in cases where there is a clear and blatant violation observed by the campus security.
College Sophomore 2013-08-21T15:37:47Z
Grinnell is really good at providing aid for summer internships. I cannot afford doing a summer internship on my own but with the college's help i will get the experience i need for grad school. It is easy to apply and you will receive some sort of aid if you demonstrate real need.
College Junior 2013-07-22T20:08:22Z
It's a bitch to get out to Grinnell when you're coming from the east coast, but it's worth it. When it comes to transportation within campus, get yourself a bike or just enjoy strolling around the campus
College Junior 2013-07-22T20:06:14Z
The education you get at Grinnell is without a doubt going to be invaluable and will put you ahead of most of you peers when it comes to competing in the job market.
College Junior 2013-07-22T20:04:05Z
Guys & Girls:
Grinnell definitely has a more natural and down-to-earth kind of attractiveness
College Junior 2013-07-22T20:01:08Z
It's very rigorous and you get what you put in. At Grinnell, you can feel and see the drive in students and most people put everything they've got into their academics. But always remember self-care. You'll learn so much at Grinnell but take advantage of all the incredible people surrounding you
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T15:51:48Z
The weather varies greatly and so depending on what kind of weather you prefer the cold winters may not suit you and the rainy days can be rough. However, there are also very nice days in the fall and spring and the campus is beautiful and the campus is small so bad weather can be dealt with.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T15:48:43Z
The facilities are up to date and very nice. It has an amazing athletic facility and natatorium as well as good dorms, dining area, and academic buildings.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T15:43:58Z
The Athletic facility is brand new and state of the art. The science building is always being updated and the whole college has a rather modern appearance.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T15:40:39Z
Guys & Girls:
People of Grinnell college come from all over the country and the world. We get a lot of different types of people. Nearly everyone is ready to get involved in some sort of movement of social change, athletics, or other activities.
College Sophomore 2013-07-01T15:36:05Z
There are not a large number of spots located near certain dorms making the walk to a dorm after parking farther. However, the campus is not large so it is not much of a problem.
College Senior 2013-06-24T05:52:28Z
This is one of my favorite things about Grinnell, diversity. Through programs such as the posse foundation or targeted advertisement of the college in eastern Europe, I have been able to become friends with people from all over the world. It is needless to say that they are all integrated and accepted by the broader student body. I think the ethnic and racial diversity is perfect and adds a lot to the college's culture. Everybody is accepted in Grinnell for who they are. Their economic background, political beliefs, religion and sexual orientation does not matter in this regard and it makes the college what it is. A place to find out who you really are, while everybody is supporting you!
College Senior 2013-06-24T05:47:12Z
There are various seminars and everybody is willing to help if there are any issues. There exists NO peer pressure (depends somewhat on your group of friends).
College Senior 2013-06-24T05:42:19Z
Computers are literally everywhere with all the software you would ever need. There are multiple computer labs in the main buildings an at least one computer lab per three dorms. Just extraordinary! I have not had a single network problem and the internet is super fast. It's fun going outside and watching tv on your laptop with your friends!
College Sophomore 2013-05-22T19:37:57Z
There's a lot of events that happen on campus, but they tend to end rather early.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-03T15:27:05Z
Grinnell is very unique in its embrace of people who are unique. My time at Grinnell was definitely a time to celebrate my quirks.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-03T15:22:02Z
Grinnell is great with helping you to find intern and externships. In my junior year I found one near my home in chicago and grinnell funded it! The internship was unpaid and required 10 weeks and fulltime to be funded.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-03T15:17:41Z
Beautiful campus. New science, athletic, and student buildings. Top of the line facilities and aesthetics....in the spring semester.
College Sophomore 2013-04-03T00:04:41Z
Though drugs and alcohol are quite prevalent on campus, everyone places the safety of the student body above all else; there's absolutely no pressure to use drugs/drink. Any time situations are at risk of getting out of hand, students generally use self-gov to make it a safe environment.
College Sophomore 2013-04-02T23:59:29Z
The teams are all very good. In fact, just recently the Grinnell basketball team scored 138 points in a game - a record! Cross country, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and many other teams generally consistently place well at conferences. The only problem is that the student body is not very involved with the athletics at Grinnell.
College Sophomore 2013-04-02T23:56:31Z
Everyone is so friendly here! All of the townspeople I have met have only been polite and helpful towards me. The town is safe and the local downtown area is charming with many forms of entertainment.
College Sophomore 2013-03-10T19:22:26Z
The Dhall food is good, it just gets kind of repetitive and old sometimes. However, it is buffet style, and you get some good options like Halal foods, Stir Fry, and other options. But if you are looking for really good ethnic food, I feel bad for you, because you are not going to get that here @ Grinnell.
College Sophomore 2013-03-07T06:12:37Z
Grinnell is an extremely small town so it is difficult to find off campus housing. You also cannot move of campus until the second semester of your third year.
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