Grinnell College Admissions

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General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 24.38% and yield is 25.84%. 3,454 men and 3,895 women applied to Grinnell College and 790 men and 1,002 women students were accepted. Among them, 199 men and 264 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 24.38%22.87%25.73%
Yield 25.84%25.19%26.35%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 223 students (48% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 240 students (52%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 745 and 25th percentile is 670. The SAT Math score is 785 (75th) and 700 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 102 (75th percentile) and 102 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing670745
SAT Math700785
ACT Composite3034
ACT Math2833
ACT English3235
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Grinnell College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,201, ACT: 73 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

Grinnell College requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). Next table summarizes Grinnell College application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Grinnell College online application page .
Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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