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Best Values in Colleges

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Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)

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Grinnell College is ranked 9 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 18 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 46%
Applicants who took ACT 54%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+43%
600-69944%
600+87%

SAT Math Score

700+53%
600-69937%
600+90%

ACT Score

30-3675%
24-2925%
24+100%

Students applied6,058
Students admitted1,697
Admission rate28%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$46,574
Fees$416
Room and board$11,408
Estimated book expense$900
Total cost$59,298

Cost after need-based aid$22,145
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,330

Average debt at graduation$16,315

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$45,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$37,153
Average non-need-based aid$16,968

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,734

Full-Time

Men750
Women922

Part-Time

Men37
Women25

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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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