Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$45,914

not including room and board

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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.

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent 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 Aid

99%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$29,815

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $45,288
Room $4,680
Board $5,470
Additional fees $626
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $57,264
Average Financial Aid - $29,815
Total with Avg. Aid $27,449

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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
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

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

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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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