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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Coe is an above-average private, Christian college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,392 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Coe acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Biology, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 66% of students, Coe alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,600.
1220 First Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Rivers Conference

Coe College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Coe Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1080-1300
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,081/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$35,805/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,392Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
30
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Both
    29%
  • Active on Campus
    21%
  • Weirdos
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.53 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Warm and Welcoming
    38%
  • All of the above and so much more
    22%
  • Worthwhile education
    19%
  • All accepting
    9%
  • Waste of Money
    9%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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I thought that the small campus size was a benefit, and it was for my first semester. However, I quickly felt underwhelmed by the size of the campus. After a few months, I felt like there weren't many opportunities to explore anymore. Even outside of campus, Cedar Rapids is not an exciting college town because it's so industrial.

Aside from the campus, Coe College has amazing academics. The professors are all charismatic and true professionals in their field of study!
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Coe is amazing! The building might not be the newest and the city might not be the biggest, but the people at Coe are wonderful, hands down the best people I've ever met. From professors to acquaintances, everyone says hi, the professors don't just care about your grades, but they care about your success and your health, both mentally and physically. Coe is not just a college, but a family. No other college will welcome you so warmly, treat you like an equal, and make you feel loved and cared for as Coe does.
With all of COVID happening, it was very difficult to transfer from in person classes to online classes. It was challenging to adjust with the time difference but the professors were very understanding and they actually helped me adjust to the class work load and the test taking. They were more forgiving with deadlines because being home I added on responsibilities like a job, and attending church. They also were very understanding with the virus going on an did get sick they would allow you to take a few sick days and give you time to catch up on the homework.