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 24 18
Football 31
Golf 6 6
Soccer 31 29
Softball 16
Swimming and Diving 31 36
Tennis 22 18
Track and Field, Indoor 35 42
Track and Field, Outdoor 34 39
Track and Field, X-Country 30 31
Volleyball 18
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 216
Female Athletes 182


Total sports revenue

Total sports expenses

Avg. head coach salary - Women
(# full-time equivalents)
$78,991 (3.5)

Avg. head coach salary - Men
(# FTE)
$105,405 (3.0)

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

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...

Pagliai's Pizza

Miles From Campus: 0.26
Called after 10 to order a pizza to go. Very friendly on the phone & let me know the pizza would be done in about 15 min! Nice! When I walked in I was...

Saints Rest Coffee House

Miles From Campus: 0.28
This coffee house in is an historic building in the cutest little town. The coffee and the service were excellent.

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...

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
I just love small hole in the wall places like this gem. The quality of food and service was stellar. We loved the food selection, too.

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
For a fast filling meal, this place is hard to beat. Love their choice of music; hate their charge for guacamole and queso; love their food.

Lonnski's Pub & Deli

Miles From Campus: 0.33
Stopped here for dinner while on a long car trip. Tasty food (burgers but also veggie options, salads - I had a yummy black bean and Gouda burger. And they...

La Casa De Pancho

Miles From Campus: 0.34
Not only was the food fresh, perfectly cooked and seasoned, the recipes were authentic and the menu was exciting. My husband and I found the location and...

The Peppertree

Miles From Campus: 0.38
LOVE, Love, love the interior and ambiance of this place and the service is friendly and that's the good stuff. The food is awful. Unless you like canned...

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...

Casa Margaritas

Miles From Campus: 1.8
I think I'm going to have to drop a star, unfortunately. The past couple dining experiences at La Casa Margaritas has emphasized the spotty level of...

Grinnell Steakhouse

Miles From Campus: 3.1
With ready access to Iowa beef & pork, this steakhouse is perfect for carnivores. it is located near I-80 along with a motel, U-haul business & a Kum & Go...

Grinnell Steakhouse

Miles From Campus: 3.11
Very good place to eat in Grinnell. I had the NY strip and I grilled it to perfection on their grill. Soup and salad bar was very good with quite a verity...

Kum & Go

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...
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