Grinnell College Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?


Quirky, liberal, individualistic, partiers, into social justice and academics. All of these stereotypes are true to some extent, although being stereotypes they obviously don't apply to everyone here.


The "average" Grinnellian is said to be an intelligent, very liberal, accepting, activist hippie. This is pretty true. Everyone here is very intelligent, and VERY LIBERAL. Hard-core Christians and Republicans beware! There is also a stereotype that everyone here parties a lot and does lots of drugs and alcohol. I'd say that for a good chunk of the population that's true as well, but you won't be judged if you don't.