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Incoming class update


By Eva Lilienfeld

As the class of 2020 puts the finishing touches onto their new dorm rooms, the admissions department of Grinnell has been gathering informational data on the College’s newest class.

Overall, the college felt slightly short of some of the goals for the incoming students, leaving the incoming class with 16 fewer students than the previous class.

The S&B has compiled many of the statistics that together portray some aspects of the class. We went out of the way to include numbers depicting their extra-curricular interests as well as various other demographics.

All of these numbers are still unofficial until the College can confirm that all the students who were expceted this year actually arrived. The College will then report that information to the National Center of Education Statistics.

According to Joe Bagnoli, Dean of  Admission, the number of students with dual citizenship, domestic students of color and international students compose more than 50 percent of the class.

“As I like to say, there is no majority,” Bagnoli said.

Over the course of the next year, the College will redirect the money that was previously used to pay the recruitment fees for the Posse program to recruit domestic students of color to Grinnell.

The College also increased the amount of financial aid given this year. Bagnoli credits some of this to an overall rise in Grinnell’s comprehensive fee and therefore a greater need. However, the board will continue to review the College’s need-blind policy in fall 2018.


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