Overall Grinnell College Acceptance Rate
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1300 - 1510
- ACT Scores: 30 - 33
How Hard Is It to Get into Grinnell College
Applicant Selectivity: Moderately Selective
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Grinnell is considered moderately selective. Many accepted applicants score in the mid-range on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having a solid high school GPA and number of college prep courses.
How Does Grinnell College Compare to Other Liberal Arts Colleges in IA
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
Grinnell College uses the Common Application for potential enrollees. The college prefers that all reports and recommendations are submitted via the Common Application forms.
They require students to submit ACT or SAT scores. The essay portions of both tests are optional.
The scores must be received by the application deadline. There is no minimum requirement for test scores.
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from high school teachers.
- Public school students must submit a recommendation from their school counselor and a Common Application Secondary School report.
- Home schooled students can have a parent complete both of these forms.
Number of Applicants, Percent Admitted, and Enrolled Students
Average Standardized Test Scores
|SAT Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||640 - 740|
|Math||660 - 770|
|Total Score:||1300 - 1510|
|ACT Section||Score Range|
|English||30 - 34|
|Math||27 - 33|
|Composite Score:||30 - 33|