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Grinnell College

Grinnell College
University information
NameGrinnell College
MottoVeritas et Humanitas (Latin)
Motto in EnglishTruth and Humanity
Endowment$1.26 billion (January 27, 2011)
PresidentRaynard S. Kington
Faculty156 full-time, 43 part-time
CampusRural, 120 acres (48.6 ha)
ColorsScarlet and Black    
Athletic nicknamePioneers
AffiliationsMidwest Conference

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Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa, U.S. known for its strong tradition of social activism and rigorous academic environment. It was founded in 1846, when a group of pioneer New England Congregationalists established the Trustees of Iowa College.

In its 2011 edition of America's Best Colleges, Grinnell was ranked 18th among all liberal arts colleges in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, tied with Hamilton College and Harvey Mudd College. In 2004, it received the "Best All-Around" college rating from Newsweek.

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