Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$45,914

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
548
75th
630
25th
520
75th
30
25th
21
75th
27
25th
22
75th
29
25th
23
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,155
Declined 460
Total Received 2,615
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Private

1,045

undergraduate students

3

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,045
Established in 1853
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

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129-acre campus in Mount Vernon (population: 4,435), 15 miles from Cedar Rapids and 20 miles from Iowa City. Air and bus serve Cedar Rapids; train serves Mt. Pleasant (70 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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 1926–1931, students needed permission from their parents to dance.

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
548
75th
630
25th
520
75th
30
25th
21
75th
27
25th
22
75th
29
25th
23

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,155
Declined 460
Total Received 2,615

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

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

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 877 579-4049
F: 319 895-4451
financial_assistance@cornellcollege.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, fencing, hockey, lacrosse, skiing, snowboarding, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, fencing, hockey, lacrosse, skiing, snowboarding, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, capoeira, dodgeball, floor hockey, football, indoor soccer, juggling, racquetball, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, walleyball, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Midwest Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Actuarial Science. yes
Anthropology, Other. yes
Applied Psychology. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Behavioral Neuroscience. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering Science. yes
Engineering, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Science. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sociology and Anthropology. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Kinesiology
  2. Biochemistry/molecular Biology
  3. History

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,045

total students

25%

in-state

75%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,045
students

Female
47%
489

Male
53%
556

0%

3
students

Female
67%
2

Male
33%
1

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,038
students

Female
47%
486

Male
53%
552

1%

7
students

Female
43%
3

Male
57%
4

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

16%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: June 1

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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

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