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Cornell College
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  • 4 Year
  • MOUNT VERNON, IA

Report Card

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

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Cornell College is an above-average private, Christian college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa in the Cedar Rapids Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,017 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cornell College acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and History. Graduating 69% of students, Cornell College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,600.

About

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
62%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1100-1340
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
$28,566 / 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
$29,720 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 35 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 38 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,017 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Quirky
    54%
  • Accepting
    17%
  • Intelligent
    13%
  • Passionate
    8%
  • Annoyingly liberal or wanna be hipsters
    4%
  • Dull
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 39 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • One Course At A Time
    59%
  • HOME
    24%
  • Diversity
    6%
  • Dynamic
    6%
  • Interdisciplinary
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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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