Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA, USA
4.01 Average Rating

Cornell College is a liberal arts institution situated in Mount Vernon, Iowa, that was founded in 1853. Deemed “more selective,” Cornell is one of only 40 schools profiled by Loren Pope's book "Colleges That Change Lives" and also ranks as a top tier of national liberal arts colleges by US News & World Report. Utilizing a block schedule, Cornell students take only 1 course at a time, completing 8 per semester. Most students live on the Mount Vernon campus, which is one of only two colleges to be listed, in its entirety, on the National Register of Historic Places. The campus also features Iowa's largest ginkgo tree, an annual Culture Show, and Cornell T. Moose, a stuffed moose's head that's lived in Law Hall since 1925. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
20%
Out of State Students
75%
0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1177
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018 December 15, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,009
Total Number of Undergrads
1,009
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
62%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,009
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$40,880
Out-of-State Tuition
$40,880
0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,508
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
51%
49%
Student Organizations
56
Size of Town
Town: Fringe
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Cedar Rapids
Minneapolis
Denver
Des Moines
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
94%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.01 Average Rating
Cornell is a small community with excellent academic opportunities. They offer fairly good financial aid and are willing to accommodate to suit a student's needs. If you are looking for an exciting social scene however, Cornell is not the school for you.
Brandon from Gilbert, IA
Cornell is great! Everyone here is very friendly, upperclassmen are happy to help you. Plus all the staff are eager to assist you in anyway they can.
Maria from Albuquerque, NM

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