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Undergrad Profile


Coe makes it possible. You make it happen.

Whether you’re an athlete, environmentalist, poet, physicist, or all of the above, Coe College offers superb academic and social opportunities. Coe’s 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, Google, NASA, United States Congress, and Saturday Night Live.

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, DC; 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.

Year after year, nearly 100% of reporting Coegraduates have been employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.

Coe has produced 20 FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS in the last 5 years.

Coe is home to one of only 286 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 graduation 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.








AT A GLANCE

TYPE OF SCHOOL: Private, four-year liberal arts

SIZE OF CAMPUS: 70 acres

LOCATION: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (metro population 267,000+)

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: 3.6

AVERAGE ACT SCORE: 25

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

FINANCIAL AID: 98% of Coe students receive financial assistance. 

AREAS OF STUDY

• Accounting
• African American Studies
• American Studies
• Art
• Art History
• Asian Studies
• 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
• International Economics
• International Studies
• Literature
• Mathematics
• Molecular Biology
• Music
• Neuroscience
• Nursing
• Organizational Science
• Philosophy
• Physical Education
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-professional Programs
- Pre-architecture
- Pre-athletic Training
- Pre-dentistry
- Pre-engineering
- Pre-law
- Pre-medicine
- Pre-pharmacy
- Pre-physical Therapy
- Pre-physician
  Assistant
- Pre-podiatry
- Pre-public Health
- Pre-veterinary

• Psychology
• Public Relations
• Religion
• Social and Criminal Justice
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Spanish Studies
• Theatre Arts
• Writing 

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