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.