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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
About Cottey College...
Athletic Division
Independent
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions
Address
1000 W Austin
Nevada, MO 64772
Website
From Cottey College

Cottey College is an independent, liberal arts and sciences women’s college in Nevada, Missouri. Since 1884, the college has offered young women the opportunity to learn and grow into leaders, role models, and confident individuals.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
900-1160
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$17,044/ 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
$12,868/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
260Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
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  • Small school with lots of opportunities
    94%
  • Great with education poor with detication
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $33,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    68%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%

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    Cottey College Reviews

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    Cottey College is NOT for everyone! I say this in the best way possible. This is not your average party college, partially because the town of Nevada, MO is in practically the middle of nowhere, BUT the campus is a great place for someone who is looking to invest on their academics or wants the opportunity for great things. The professors are AMAZING and the campus is really good at helping you through mistakes, treating you like a person, and allowing you to learn from errors. There are a number of deep traditions and the college overall is a balanced mix of archaic history and modern liberal college. Especially for an all-women's college, they do their best to treat everyone and take care of them as if they were their own.
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    Cottey is such an AMAZING school with such a fantastic faculty and a well-educated student body. I have been attending for a semester and a half and the welcoming and nurturing atmosphere has completely reinvigorated my love for my newly intended major, English. The connection the staff has to the students is unlike anything I have ever seen before and I find it to be extremely positive that the connections these students make here turn into lifelong friendships and a lifetime connection to the place where it all began, Cottey College. I couldn't imagine my life anywhere else.
    I have only been there once for a summer program, but I have already fallen in love. It feels like a safe campus and like everyone is there for you. Can't wait to start there in the fall of 2019!