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. Established in 1851, Coe has a distinctive history of excellence that allows academically motivated students to reach their highest potential.
At Coe, we push students to go deeper. Kohawks aren’t just presented academic material—they work to understand it. We don’t just encourage out-of-classroom experiences—we guarantee them. We don’t just welcome new students—we embrace who they are and what they need to succeed.
Career preparation and outcomes
For the past decade, nearly 100% of Coe graduates have been employed, in grad school, or engaging in public service within nine months of graduation. The national average is 83%.
What makes Coe students so successful? We’re a small private school located in a metropolitan setting. Our 11:1 student-faculty ratio and average class size of 16 students means you’ll receive personalized, one-on-one attention. Our location in Cedar Rapids (Iowa’s second-largest city) means you’ll have access to an extensive network of employment, internship, research, and networking opportunities. That’s why The Princeton Review ranks Coe as the #10 best private college in the nation for internships and the #20 best private college in the nation for alumni network.
Our C3: Creativity, Careers, Community center is dedicated to working one-on-one with students to help them identify and land internship placements that match their unique interests and goals.
Research opportunities have taken students to laboratories in the United Kingdom, Germany, China, and many other locations around the world. Students can participate in one of over 40 off-campus study programs in Washington, DC; New York City; and dozens of foreign countries.
With all the possibilities that Coe offers—including numerous academic scholarships and abundant financial assistance opportunities—all academically motivated students can make it happen at Coe.