Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)

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Grinnell College is ranked 14 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 25 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 38%
Applicants who took ACT 62%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+49%
600-69939%
600+88%

SAT Math Score

700+56%
600-69937%
600+93%

ACT Score

30-3676%
24-2920%
24+96%

Students applied6,414
Students admitted1,598
Admission rate25%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate79%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,322
Fees$436
Room and board$11,980
Estimated book expense$900
Total cost$61,638

Cost after need-based aid$23,026
Cost after non-need-based aid$44,105

Average debt at graduation$15,982

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$43,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$38,612
Average non-need-based aid$17,533

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,705

Full-Time

Men746
Women919

Part-Time

Men25
Women15

Freshmen retained94%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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