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Cornell College
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  • 4 Year
  • MOUNT VERNON, IA

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Cornell College is an above-average private college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa in the Cedar Rapids Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 993 undergraduate students. The Cornell College acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 67% of students, Cornell College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.

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600 FIRST ST. SW
MOUNT VERNON, IA 52314
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference

Cornell College Rankings

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

Cornell Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1060-1280
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,028 / 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
$33,265 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 39 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 39 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    86%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
993 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Quirky
    52%
  • Accepting
    16%
  • Intelligent
    12%
  • Annoyingly liberal or wanna be hipsters
    8%
  • Passionate
    8%
  • Dull
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 40 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • One Course At A Time
    56%
  • HOME
    22%
  • Discrimination and racism
    6%
  • Diversity
    6%
  • Dynamic
    6%
  • Interdisciplinary
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 18 responses

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