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2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Grinnell College Profile

Founded: 1846

Type: Private, coed, residential, liberal arts

Location: Grinnell, Iowa (population 9,100); on or near Interstate 80, U.S. Highways 6 and 63, State Highway 146; one hour from airports at Des Moines and Cedar Rapids

Contact: 1121 Park St., Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690; phone 641-269-4000; www.grinnell.edu

Degree Conferred: Bachelor of Arts

Enrollment: Approximately 1,600 students, generally from all states and about 50 countries

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 89 percent

Student to Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Academic Year: Late August through mid-May (two semesters)

Accreditation and Affiliations: Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, telephone 312-263-0456; on the approved list of the American Chemical Society; Phi Beta Kappa chapter chartered in 1907; member of the Midwest Conference, National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division III); member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Great Lakes Colleges Association, American Council on Education, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Council for Higher Education of the United Church of Christ, College Board, and other national and regional associations

Libraries: The Grinnell College libraries—consisting of Burling Library, Kistle Science Library, and the Curriculum Library—hold more than a million books and government documents, approximately 40,000 electronic and print journals and databases, over 30,000 audio and video recordings, and about 270,000 electronic books. The Libraries are a selective depository for federal documents.

Academic Resource Centers: Library Lab, Math Lab, Reading Lab, Science Learning Center, Writing Lab, Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab, Creative Media Initiative

Distinguished Programs: Center for Prairie Studies, Center for the Humanities, Center for International Studies, Noun Endowment for Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Rosenfield Public Affairs Program, Donald and Winifred Wilson Center For Innovation and Leadership

Campus: 120 acres, 64 buildings (including 19 residence halls), 365-acre environmental research area

Colors: Scarlet and Black

Nickname: Pioneers