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Undergrad Profile


Coe makes it possible. You make it happen.

Whether you’re an athlete, environmentalist, poet, or physicist . . . or all of the above, Coe College offers superb academic and social opportunities. Our location in a thriving urban setting enables student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a distinctive history of excellence that allows academically motivated students to reach their highest potential.

A Coe education is complemented by experiences: internships, off-campus study, individual research with faculty, guest lectures, and personalized career planning.

Recent internship locations include the Chicago Board of Trade, Arizona Cardinals, and Mayo Clinic.

Research opportunities have taken students to laboratories in the United Kingdom, Germany, China, and many other locations around the world.

Students participate in one of over 35 off-campus study programs in Washington, D.C.; New York City; and dozens of foreign countries.

With all the possibilities Coe offers—including numerous academic scholarships and abundant financial assistance opportunities—all academically motivated students can make it happen at Coe.


AT A GLANCE

TYPE OF COLLEGE: Private, four-year liberal arts 

SIZE OF CAMPUS: 70 acres

LOCATION: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (metro population 175,000) 

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1,400

FACULTY: 90 full time, with zero teaching assistants; 95% hold the highest degree in their field. 

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 16

STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO: 11:1

AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL GPA: 3.7

AVERAGE ACT SCORE: 26

DIVERSITY: Coe students represent most of the United States and more than 20 foreign countries. Nearly 30% of students are multicultural. 

FINANCIAL AID: 92% of Coe students receive financial assistance. 

AREAS OF STUDY: 

• Accounting 
• African-American studies
• American studies
• Art
• Art history
• Asian studies
• Athletic training
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Business administration
• Chemistry
• Communication studies
• Computer science
• Creative writing
• Economics
• Education
• English
• Environmental science
• Environmental studies
• Film studies
• French
• French studies
• Gender studies
• General science
• German
• German studies
• History
• Interdisciplinary studies
• International business
• Music
• Neuroscience
• Nursing
• Organizational science
• Philosophy
• Physical education
• Physics
• Political science
• Pre-professional programs 
- Pre-architecture
- Pre-dentistry 
- Pre-engineering
- Pre-law
- Pre-medicine
- Pre-physical therapy
- Pre-physician assistant
- Pre-veterinary 
• Psychology
• Public relations
• Religion
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Spanish studies
• Theatre arts
• Writing 

• In recent years nearly 100% of graduates were employed or attending graduate school within one year of graduation. 

• Top producer of FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS in the nation

• More than 50% of Coe graduates enter law school, medical school, or graduate school within three years of graduation.

• Ranked among the TOP 100 of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges

• PHI BETA KAPPA, the most distinguished honor society in the nation, has elected to have a chapter at Coe College. 

• 100% of students complete an internship, research project, or off-campus study program. 

For the past several years 100% of reporting Coegraduates were employed or in grad school within one year of graduation. 

Coe is a top producer ofFULBRIGHT SCHOLARS in the nation.

Coe is home to one of only 283 phi beta kappa chapters in the country. 

More than 50% of coe graduates enter law school, medical school, or graduate school within three years of graduation.

100% of coe students are guaranteed real-world experience before they graduate by completing an internship, research, or off-campus study program. \

Coe is ranked in the top 20%of all colleges and universities in the nation.








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