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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodA-
- Student LifeB+
Cornell College is a highly rated private, Christian college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa in the Cedar Rapids Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,019 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cornell College acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Psychology. Graduating 76% of students, Cornell College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.
NCAA Division III (with football)
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
Most Popular Majors
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology22 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science18 Graduates
High School Education17 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities16 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems11 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.49 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
Cornell College Reviews
Cornell College was a wonderful place to earn an undergraduate degree. My professors, advisors, and coaches were all extremely supportive and encouraging, and I felt that I established strong and lasting relationships with them. I made friendships for life at Cornell and created so many significant memories. The environment was conducive to learning but also filled with a variety of academic and non-academic opportunities, ranging from sports to Greek life to literary groups.
Wow! The professors really know how to teach online! Prof. Semieshirt sure knows his ways around zoom, haha!
I have arrive to Cornell at a school trip and for what I have saw so far, it is a very comfortable college tour experience. I was Surprised on how welcoming people had been, the scenery was beautiful, the unexpected library and snacks that the college had inspired me to want to know more about Cornell. The study sessions are very interesting, the majors one on one talk was very informative and the current college students have introduced their experience which I found was the beginning of Cornell being my top College chocie