Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 68%
- 20 to 49 students: 32%
- 50 or more students: 0%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
- Social Studies
Most Popular Majors
- Economics and Econometrics: 4%
- English Language Studies: 4%
- History, General: 4%
- Political Science and Government, General: 4%
Special Study Options
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
- Accelerated program
- Double major
- Independent study
- Liberal arts/career combination
- Student-designed major
Best Places to Study
- Burling Library jungle gyms
- Empty classrooms
- Kistle Science Library
- Second floor of the JRC
Tips to Succeed
- As hard as it is, try not to procrastinate. This will save your life during Hell Week.
- Ask your professors for help when you don't understand.
- Do the reading-at least before the final.
- Find people to study and work with, especially for math and science.
- Show up for class; participation can be a part of your grade.
- Study for the finals. They can be worth about a third of your grade sometimes.
- Take classes you think you'll actually enjoy.
- Turn in all your papers (even if they're excessively late).
Did You Know?
- In a fit of gender correctness, Grinnell uses the term "first-year student" instead of "freshman," although some faculty prefer to use the term "freshling."
- The only required classes are the First-Year Tutorial and the requirements for your major. In other words, be interdisciplinary!