About Grinnell

About Grinnell

Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private, coed, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in Grinnell, Iowa. We confer bachelor of arts degrees in 26 major fields and offer individualized curriculum planning and advising. Independent majors are possible.


Explore the history of Grinnell, with roots that date back to the birth of the state, recovery after a devastating cyclone, and more than 150 years of growth and change.


Learn why Grinnell, nicknamed "The Jewel of the Prairie," was named one of the top ten coolest small towns in America.

Global Grinnell

Discover the world at your door. From students to faculty, in class or on break, with study in Grinnell, off-campus, or abroad.

Visit Grinnell

Get maps and directions, find places to stay, and learn where to eat.


Meet our president, Dr. Raynard Kington, and the Board of Trustees, our guiding board.