Campus Housing - Dorms and Meal Plans

Provides on campus housing

Residence hall capacity

Does college offer a meal plan?
Yes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered

Must all students live on campus?

Number of meals per week are provided with the meal plan
Residence halls on campus:
Black Culture Center House, Chinese House, Clark Hall, Cleveland Hall, Cowles Hall, Dibble Hall, Eco House, Food/Pine Tree House, French House, Gates Hall, German House, Grinnell House, Haines Hall, James Hall, Kershaw Hall, Langan Hall, Lazier Hall, Loose Hall, Main Hall, Mock Trial House, Norris Hall, Rathje Hall, Rawson Hall, Read Hall, Rose Hall, Russian House, Smith Hall, Spanish House, Student House, Younker Hall

Sports Programs & Athletics

Athletic conferences
    Football - Midwest Conference
    Basketball - Midwest Conference
    Baseball - Midwest Conference
    Cross Country/Track - Midwest Conference

Number of Varsity Athletes by Sport in 2018

Sport # of Men # of Women
Baseball 36
Basketball 22 14
Football 35
Golf 7 8
Soccer 32 27
Softball 15
Swimming and Diving 34 39
Tennis 20 14
Track and Field, Indoor 33 37
Track and Field, Outdoor 32 36
Track and Field, X-Country 29 30
Volleyball 16
Data from 2015-2016
Athletic Association
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Athletic Classification
NCAA Division III with football



Athletic Summary
Total # athletes


Male Athletes 280
Female Athletes 236


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$95,500 (3.6)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$103,792 (3.6)

Campus Services and Programs

Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Library facilities
Access to digital/electronic resources
Access to library collections that are shared with other institutions
Established library hours
Organized collection of printed materials
Physical facilities
Staff trained to provide and interpret library materials
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Hospital on campus?


% of students with registered disabilities

Nearby Restaurants

Pagliai's Pizza

Miles From Campus: 0.26
This place is an institution in Grinnell, Iowa! It's been in business since 1957 and owned by the Pagliai family throughout. That in itself is impressive....

A & M Café

Miles From Campus: 0.26
If you're expecting typical diner food in a small-town, A&M meets all of those expectations. No, you will not be getting high-end food. No, the food will...

Chuong Garden

Miles From Campus: 0.28
The most amazing egg rolls ever! They are all the way crunchy! I try to go once a week... Sometimes once every two weeks. Only place in town, in Iowa, where...

Saints Rest Coffee House

Miles From Campus: 0.28
As we were driving down I-80, it was like a beacon of heaven on my google map - the promise of a real cup of coffee. They didn't disappoint as this weary...

Montgomery's Sandwich Shop

Miles From Campus: 0.29
We had two Maid-rites and a tenderloin sandwich with fries and a side salad. The tenderloin was excellent and the maid-rite was as expected. The prices...

Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar

Miles From Campus: 0.29
Who would have thought that a yelp search in the middle of Iowa's I80 would have helped me find this gem. This place would easily fit in on any happening...

Michael's Italian Kitchen

Miles From Campus: 0.32
My review is relative. I give this place 5 stars for poor, starving college students wanting a big heap o' Italian food for not much money. Jaded,...


Miles From Campus: 0.33
Decided to trust another reviewer who said to risk fish in the middle of Iowa and I tried the steelhead trout special -- WOW. The combination of flavors...

Lonnski's Pub & Deli

Miles From Campus: 0.33
I wasn't sure about this place but the service was great!!!! Gave the hot ham and cheese a shot. ( my "go-to" when determining a restaurant's worth...

Peace Tree Grinnell Branch

Miles From Campus: 0.33
Enjoyable atmosphere and intriguing brews. An agrarian oasis of blissful brews. Helpful friendly and knowledgeable staff. Comfortable bar and table...

The Peppertree

Miles From Campus: 0.38
We almost didn't eat here because of other reviews but because we liked that it is in an old train depot and the choices we saw on the menu, we decided to...

Frontier Cafe

Miles From Campus: 0.38
lived here all the time it has been opened will eat here at least twice a week love the all time breakfast have tried most of the things on menu never been...

Candyland Station

Miles From Campus: 0.45
Small diner that sells homemade candy, ice cream sundaes and phosphate sodas. Housed in an old gas station, with old style pumps out front, it's easy to...

Dari Barn

Miles From Campus: 0.58
Stopped in on our drive from Chicago to Omaha because my wife and I are always searching for out-of-the-way, small town spots whenever we travel. And Dari...

West Side Family Restaurant

Miles From Campus: 0.92
BEST Country Fried Steak I have ever had!!! I love these little places in the middle of no where. That's not very hard being that everywhere is no where...

Pizza Ranch

Miles From Campus: 1.72
The staff at Pizza Ranch are literally the sweetest. I do not think a place could be owned by more kind or more considerate people. For Grinnell Games, they...

Grinnell Steakhouse

Miles From Campus: 3.11
Great place for great food. Got a bottle of wine and a couple of steak sandwiches and relaxed after driving from Ohio.

Kum & Go

Miles From Campus: 3.27
Gasoline and snacks. Easy Kum, easy Go.

Iowa's Best Burger Cafe

Miles From Campus: 10.23
Fries are always crispy. Burgers are a perfect medium rare. The table delivery is nice for a small gas station diner. The employees are friendly.
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Nearby Social Spots

Grinnell College

Miles From Campus: 0.1
This is the Jesse Macy House, which houses the Center for Humanities, the Center for International Studies, the Rosenfield Program, named after an alumn who...

Strand Theatre

Miles From Campus: 0.33
Great place to go and watch a movie. Clean! Great seating. Wonderful deal on the popcorn and pop...refills...are you sure?? Yep. We had a great time....


Miles From Campus: 0.34
The only issue now is that we are returning for a visit in February and the nights we will be in Grinnell, Solera is quite logically shut (the beginning of...

Rabbitt's Tavern

Miles From Campus: 0.36
Some people call this a dive. I call it an adventure. Certainly it is an experience either way. Every time I come in here something strange happens... you...

The Fix

Miles From Campus: 0.36
Good place. The best froyo was the butter pecan! Followed by chocolate. So happy to have this place in town. Just wish it opened earlier in the day. The guy...

Matt & John's GameTime

Miles From Campus: 0.44
Passing through, I just happened to stumble upon this place as I was looking for somewhere to watch the game and enjoy a drink. I never thought I'd have...


Miles From Campus: 0.51
Your typical McDonald's that is all there is to it. They are a bit skimpy on their ice cream options though. I have been disappointed to find my McFlurries...

Family Aquatic Center

Miles From Campus: 0.85
Definitely check out the Family Aquatic Center when you're in Grinnell over the summer! Check the weather and the times and you'll be good to go! If you...

Prairie Fire Gymnastics & Athletic Center

Miles From Campus: 1.87
Want to learn to flip or have children that do? Prairie Fire Gymnastics is the place for you! I discovered this place somewhat by accident a few years ago...

Oakland Acres Golf Club

Miles From Campus: 5.3
If you are into golfing, this has become a place to try. Fairways are great and the rough is plush. Brand new cart paths. I am proud to say this is my home...

Rock Creek State Park

Miles From Campus: 6.01
Great campground just north of I-80. We visited in late October for an overnight stay with our 20 foot travel trailer. We had a electric hook-up, potable...

L J Maasdam wagon wheel sculpture

Miles From Campus: 8.06
This is a fun visit if you are driving along I-80 in central Iowa. It's not too far from exit 182, the Grinnell exit. Take a few minutes, bring picnic food,...

Pour House

Miles From Campus: 9.13
Stopped by the Pour House on my way from Chicago to Cheyenne, it is just a quarter mile off of I-80, I ordered a double bacon cheeseburger and beer fries....

Kellogg Iowa Historical Museum

Miles From Campus: 9.81
I recently spent an hour at this museum and it was absolutely delightful. The director opened the museum for us on an appointment basis (it's apparently...

Laurel's Pour House

Miles From Campus: 14.05
Stopped in again while Back in town. A few other people were there but not many. They were preparing for a party and we received an invite from the birthday...

Sister Ann Psychic

Miles From Campus: 46.9
Most underwhelming experience. Paid 65$ for 10 mins of vague predictions and "reading" of me. Example of prett much everything she said... " I can tell...
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