Grinnell College was founded in 1846 located in Grinnell, Iowa. The State of Iowa joined the Union just a few short months afterwards. It also has the honor of being one of the first schools to play intercollegiate football and baseball west of the Mississippi. In terms of location, you can find this school between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. You have the best of both small-town atmosphere and the large city commerce opportunities when attending classes at one of their three campuses.
Grinnell has about 1,700 students. While the school is small, it boasts of a 9:1 student-faculty ratio and almost 70% of its classes have less than 20 students. There is a student group for everyone here with over 200 possible places to join or you can enjoy the NCAA Division III athletics. Popular majors include:Social Sciences Biological and Biomedical Sciences Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Psychology English Language and Literature
Grinnell is known for its strong social activism and their goal to pursue the highest economic diversity. This school makes sure that all students are served, including the low-income students. They are known for their high standards for education and their social responsibility. As such, it is one of the top feeder schools for the Peace Corps.