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Academic Rigor
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Dorm Life
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Bang for the buck
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Clubs and Activities
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Most Helpful Review for Coe College
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Katie
  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful

The professors really care that you are involved in class and that you benefit from class time as much as possible. There are so many resources that students can take advantage of which makes it very possible to succeed as long as you want to.

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  • Kohawk
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Coe College is a mixed bag--while it really works for some, it is not for everyone. Academics at Coe, especially the social and physical sciences, are top-notch; professors are truly knowledgable in their field and are extremely accessible, if you choose to take advantage of it. However, Coe's location is not so great, and if you are looking for a social scene outside of small dorm parties, you are out of luck.

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  • BiRDiE
  • Nov-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Coe College excels at making the transition from high school to college as easy as possible. The admissions staff is always friendly (and there are great scholarships available.) No one can ever say that there is nothing to do, because the college brings in entertainment regularly.

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  • Shannon from Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

    I would rate Coe College very high on any scale. There have been very few bumps in the road and it is an amazing school. There is an amazing community of students, professors, and faculty that is super welcoming to everyone who attends.

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  • Anna from Longmont, CO
  • Jun-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Incredible individualized education for students. Coe prepares students with phenomenal education while also creating a cohesive community that becomes apart of the Coe College experience. I couldn't imagine being happier than at Coe College which has truly become my second home.

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  • Steven from Carmel, IN
  • Apr-19-2013 I am a current student here

    DO NOT come here if you are from a big city, have an ACT score over 30, or have any self-respect. Coe markets itself as a liberal campus much like larger universities, but is remarkably conservative and protectionist. You will be miserable and it is hard to escape this dunghole of a college and an even worse city.

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  • Patrick from Bolingbrook, IL
  • Jan-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Coe College is a well rounded liberal arts school with a surprisingly strong program in the hard sciences. It is small, and maintains a warm and inviting atmosphere for those with a diversity of backgrounds. Faculty members are helpful and genuinely want to see students succeed.

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  • Leeann from Mount Vernon, IA
  • Oct-16-2012 I am a current student here

    Coe is a great place to plug in and make new connections. The professors here give a lot of personalized attention and actually care, and there are lots of incredible opportunities. You receive a great education by having a lot of fun,

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  • Angela from Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Oct-03-2012 I am a current student here

    The environment is absolutely great. Amazing teachers, awesome students, friendly faculty. It's kind of expensive but totally worth it.

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  • Kayla from Indio, CA
  • Aug-12-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Coe College is a magnificent school that tends to the needs of it's students. Everyone is incredible personable and all of the teachers are very friendly. I can't wait to attend this fall!

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  • Ashley from Henderson, NV
  • Jul-11-2012 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Coe seems like a very nice school. Everyone I met there was really nice, and my admissions counselor seemed to go above and beyond the call of duty. He was always there if I needed questions answered (no matter how many I had), and I felt like I actually got to know him, even though we only talked on the phone. They give out a pretty decent amount of financial aid. When I worked it all out, I only had about 3,000 left that I had to pay on my own, and that was before I learned that I was eligible for a full tuition scholarship. But remember that the aid really depends on your situation, so I don't know if anyone else will find themselves with the same amount of aid that I had. I was able to attend one class, and everyone there was really nice. The discussion we had during class was interesting and I didn't feel too intimidated to participate, even though they were sophomores and I was only a senior in high school. The tour guide I had was really forthcoming with information, especially since we were both black and he was in the major that I had chosen. I can't speak for any other African-American students, but sometimes I'm just really curious to know the racial dynamics of certain schools, and he was really open and honest about it. The only cons I had about the school was that the kids there did not give me a great lasting impression as the night went on. We had a concert, and the kids there were drinking and pretty much acting the fool. I try not to be too judgmental about things like that, because I know I can be a bit of a prude sometimes, but I felt that it was completely inappropriate to start drinking at an event that you know prospective students will be attending. It just didn't feel right. I also felt that the grounds needed some serious renovation and upkeep. When I had to go to my host's on-campus apartment, we were pretty much trekking through puddles and mud because the ground was so uneven in that area. It was not a fun ride because I was wearing my fancy shoes and trying to tug along my suitcase at the same time. And then, to make matters worse, even though my host was so sweet and open (we literally had an impromptu question and answer session), her apartment was so dirty that even I had the urge to break out the disinfectant and gloves. I'm not saying that everyone's room was like that. Even the dorm I visited earlier in the day was nice and clean, but again it just felt like the foresight of the students was seriously lacking. She should have tried to clean if she knew a prospective student was coming. At the end of the day, Coe has a few faults, but I'd still recommend this school. Just know that you need to take everything with a grain of salt and be able to judge things for yourself. I'd say that a visit to this school is the best way to know if it's right for you. Good luck!

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