Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Undergrad Diversity

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. An excellent liberal arts college located in a thriving urban setting, Coe is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment that ensures all students have the resources to flourish and succeed.

Those resources include dedicated spaces on campus like our intercultural center, community events like our annual International Culture Show and International Banquet, numerous student organizations, college transition programs, and significant financial support.

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 an urban 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.



#10 private college in the nation for internships | The Princeton Review


#20 private college in the nation for alumni network | The Princeton Review


32 Fulbright Scholars in the last 9 years


Top 100 National Liberal Arts College | College Consensus


One of the largest student-run writing centers in the country

Dedicated Spaces
● James H. Randall Intercultural Center
● LGBTQIA+ Resource Center
● Reflection Room

Student Organizations
● Asian Association of Coe
● Black Self-Educated Organization (BSEO)
● Coe Alliance
● Diversity Inclusion Collaboration (DICollab)
● International Club
● Japanese Student Association
Nuestra Coemunidad
● Multicultural Fusion
● Muslim Student Association
● OUTreach
● Student Senate 

Programs & Events
BSEO Soul Food Dinner
● Coehort Intercultural Orientation
● Coexist at Coe
● Cultural Awareness Week
● Day of Color
● International Club Banquet
Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
● History Makers Gala 

Student Leadership Opportunities
● Club Leader
● Coehort Mentor
● OUTreach Mentor
● Peer Minister
● Resident Assistant
● Student Organization Leader
● Student Senator

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I chose Coe because it felt like a community. The small campus provides the perfect academic setting to connect with professors as well as classmates.”

    • Ronnie Peltz, Political Science and Public Relations
      Denver, CO
  • “It’s great to have devoted professors who are dedicated to making you feel comfortable in class. People here seem really close like a family. I appreciate what Coe has done for me. I’m grateful to be here.”

    • Sophia John, Biochemistry
      Roswell, GA
  • “My family lives halfway across the country, so having such a strong support system at Coe was vital to my success. Coe staff and faculty presented me with opportunities and connected me to things I’m passionate about.”

    • Angelina Ramirez, Social and Criminal Justice and Political Science
      Surprise, AZ
  • “I chose Coe because of the opportunities for research. This summer I’ll be researching and presenting in both the United Kingdom and Greece.”

    • Martha Jesuit, Physics
      Clarence, IA