Class of 2027


This fall’s incoming first-year class of about 460 new students comes from 40 different states and 34 countries and joins an already stellar student body attracted by the College’s outstanding faculty, individually advised curriculum, and opportunities to gain skills both in and outside the classroom. For the second consecutive year, the first-year student body comprises a multicultural majority, reflecting the College’s academic mission and commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

Take a closer look:

49% of first-year students enrolling identify as white U.S. citizens or did not specify a racial background, while 51% represent a diverse array of identities.

Grinnell’s international student population makes up 20% of the incoming class.

23% identify as students of color with another 7% of students identifying as being from two or more racial backgrounds.

Notably, 10% of class members identify as dual citizens.

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