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Tuition & Fees

$39,900

$39,900

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
38%
500-599
34%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
10%
600-699
33%
500-599
33%
400-499
24%
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
39%
400-499
19%
300-399
6%
30-36
28%
24-29
38%
18-23
27%
12-17
7%
30-36
11%
24-29
51%
18-23
31%
12-17
7%
30-36
20%
24-29
51%
18-23
28%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,366
Declined + 568
Total Received 1,934
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Private (nonprofit)

1,033

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Economics/business
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 6119
ACT 1296

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Fun Facts

  • Cornell University lost a shipment of books that was traveling aboard the doomed Titanic.
  • Dancing was not permitted at Cornell College until 1926, and even then, from 1926 to 1931, students needed permission from their parents to dance.

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School Facts

Cornell College, founded in 1853, is a private liberal arts college. Its 129-acre campus is located in Mount Vernon, IA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,033
Established in 1853
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Mount Vernon, IA

129-acre campus in Mount Vernon (population: 4,583), 15 miles from Cedar Rapids and 20 miles from Iowa City. Air and bus serve Cedar Rapids; train serves Mt. Pleasant (70 miles).

Cornell College
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 16% of male students
 
7 sororities 22% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
38%
500-599
34%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
10%
600-699
33%
500-599
33%
400-499
24%
700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
39%
400-499
19%
300-399
6%
30-36
28%
24-29
38%
18-23
27%
12-17
7%
30-36
11%
24-29
51%
18-23
31%
12-17
7%
30-36
20%
24-29
51%
18-23
28%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,366
Declined + 568
Total Received 1,934

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
State residency

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Jim Brown
Interim Vice President for Admissions and Financial Assistance
P: 800 747-1112
F: 319 895-4451
admissions@cornellcollege.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,576,622
State $464,678
Institutional $17,035,219
Other external $380,994
Total $19,457,513

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,014,609
Other external $110,532
Total $5,125,141

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Midwest Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Rams
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Archaeology
Art
Art History
Art Studio
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Economics/Business
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
French
Geology
German
German Studies
History
International Relations
Kinesiology
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Medieval/Early Modern Studies
Music
Music Education
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Russian Studies
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,033
students

Female
51%
526

Male
49%
507

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,029
students

Female
51%
523

Male
49%
506

undergraduatePart-time

1%

4
students

Female
75%
3

Male
25%
1

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

8

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Nepal
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Marie Schofer
Director of Admissions - International Contact
319 895-4159
mschofer@cornellcollege.edu

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