Grinnell College Rankings

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Overall Experience
Most Content Freshmen 68out of 272
Highest-Ranked High School Students 76out of 446
Highest Tuition 105out of 1,856
Oldest Colleges 111out of 547
Hardest to Get In 113out of 1,669
Best Social Scene 200out of 1,378
Best Overall Student Experience 201out of 1,380
Most Transfer Students 403out of 425
Most Applicants Per Year 535out of 1,681
Most Expensive On-Campus Living 595out of 1,710
If I Could Do It All Over Again 632out of 1,420
Most Freshmen 849out of 1,682
Most Full-Time Students 972out of 2,191
Most Part-Time Students 1379out of 2,156
Academics A+
Best Academic Advisers 8out of 1,391
Most Flexible Curriculums 10out of 1,394
Most Caring Professors 43out of 1,390
Professors Most Interested in Classes 58out of 1,391
Smartest Professors 60out of 1,392
Best Course Variety 90out of 1,394
Best Technology in the Classroom 162out of 1,390
Most Available Classes 171out of 1,395
Best Use of Teaching Assistants 446out of 1,381
Best Registration Process 470out of 1,394
Best Online Course Options 1318out of 1,385
Most Manageable Workloads 1328out of 1,394
Athletics B-
Best Intramural Sports 210out of 1,367
Most Active Varsity Sports 1222out of 1,368
Campus Dining B+
Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options 86out of 1,388
Best Ethnic/Kosher Options 193out of 1,392
Healthiest Dining Options 196out of 1,391
Best Cafeteria Variety 295out of 1,390
Best Quality Food 464out of 1,392
Best Late-Night Dining Options 943out of 1,389
Campus Housing A
Shortest Walk to Class 72out of 1,380
Best Dorm Atmosphere 81out of 1,380
Cleanest Dorms 269out of 1,382
Most Spacious Dorms 534out of 1,378
Campus Strictness A+
Most Lenient Parking 45out of 1,380
Best Campus Police 367out of 1,406
Strictest Honor Code 741out of 1,380
Computers A-
Best Computer Availability 135out of 1,416
Best Wireless Availability 195out of 1,414
Best Network Reliability 333out of 1,415
Fastest Internet 550out of 1,414
Diversity A
Most Liberal Schools 26out of 1,394
Most Open-Minded Schools 142out of 1,401
Most Conservative Schools 1369out of 1,394
Drug Safety C-
Most Social Drinkers 92out of 1,333
Least Peer-Pressured Students 1093out of 1,307
Best Schools for Non-Drinkers 1239out of 1,333
Least Underage Drinkers 1299out of 1,339
Most Drug-Free Campuses 1306out of 1,338
Facilities A
Greenest Campuses 64out of 1,366
Best Athletic Facilities 133out of 1,376
Best Student Centers 141out of 1,380
Best Performance Venues 475out of 1,368
Best Library 664out of 1,380
Girls B
Friendliest Girls 68out of 1,350
Smartest Girls 131out of 1,344
Most Creative/Artsy Girls 205out of 1,345
Party Girls 278out of 1,342
Hottest Girls 431out of 1,345
Most Athletic Girls 1155out of 1,346
Most Religious Girls 1329out of 1,344
Greek Life F
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Guys B+
Friendliest Guys 9out of 1,334
Smartest Guys 37out of 1,331
Most Creative/Artsy Guys 64out of 1,328
Party Guys 134out of 1,332
Hottest Guys 271out of 1,332
Most Athletic Guys 1145out of 1,334
Most Religious Guys 1305out of 1,329
Health & Safety A
Safest Campuses 202out of 1,385
Best Student Health Center 410out of 1,368
Most Visible Campus Police 1014out of 1,400
Local Atmosphere C
Most Affordable Campus Towns 3out of 1,417
Safest Surroundings 11out of 1,421
Best School Dining 604out of 1,417
Most Scenic Campuses 626out of 1,418
Friendliest Townies/Locals 887out of 1,419
Best Schools for City Living 1020out of 1,417
Most Museums/Cultural Attractions 1363out of 1,419
Most Exciting Nightlife 1379out of 1,414
Best Areas to Live In After Graduation 1384out of 1,420
Best Shopping Centers 1385out of 1,419
Best Proximity to Other Schools 1398out of 1,407
Best Pro Sports Teams 1407out of 1,415
Nightlife B+
Best Drink Prices 231out of 1,323
Biggest Party Schools 268out of 1,372
Tamest Party Scenes 1103out of 1,372
Off-Campus Dining C
Best Off-Campus Dining Cost 58out of 1,393
Best Off-Campus Dining Variety 1386out of 1,433
Off-Campus Housing B+
Best Off-Campus Housing Options 199out of 1,362
Parking A-
Best Parking Availability 215out of 1,392
Most Reasonable Permit Costs 382out of 1,386
Best Off-Campus Parking 687out of 1,398
Transportation C
Most Easily Accessible Town 120out of 1,392
Best Car Campuses 898out of 1,390
Best Campus Transit 1090out of 1,369
Weather C-
Coldest Winters 26out of 503
Hottest Summers 294out of 503

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