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Tuition & Fees

$42,299

$42,299

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
30%
500-599
26%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
700-800
8%
600-699
26%
500-599
41%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
30-36
30%
24-29
37%
18-23
28%
12-17
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
49%
18-23
28%
12-17
8%
30-36
22%
24-29
52%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,480
Declined + 796
Total Received 2,276
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Private (nonprofit)

1,005

undergraduate students

3

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Kineseology
  3. Engineering
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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 1,008
Established in 1853
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Mount Vernon, IA

129-acre campus in Mount Vernon (population: 4,444), 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
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
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 21% of male students
 
8 sororities 32% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
30%
500-599
26%
400-499
25%
300-399
4%
700-800
8%
600-699
26%
500-599
41%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
30-36
30%
24-29
37%
18-23
28%
12-17
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
49%
18-23
28%
12-17
8%
30-36
22%
24-29
52%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
(waived if filed online)
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 November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,480
Declined + 796
Total Received 2,276

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 Right Now

Admissions Contact

Colleen Murphy
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission
P: 800 747-1112
F: 319 895-4451
admissions@cornellcollege.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,292,643
State $538,060
Institutional $16,100,024
Other external $419,994
Total $18,350,721

Non-need-based

Federal $4,609
State $4,250
Institutional $6,958,624
Other external $105,601
Total $7,073,084

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
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%

1,005
students

Female
49%
495

Male
51%
510

Graduate

0%

3
students

Female
33%
1

Male
67%
2

undergraduateFull-time

99%

999
students

Female
50%
492

Male
50%
507

undergraduatePart-time

1%

6
students

Female
50%
3

Male
50%
3

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

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

Ling Zhang
Director of Admissions, International Recruitment
319 895-4170
lzhang@cornellcollege.edu

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