1,009
Students
Financial aid thermometer
30,999
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
70
70%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Cornell College is a 4-year institution located in Mount Vernon, IA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA  52314-1098
United States
Contact Ms. Marie Schofer
Director of Admissions
Email: admission@cornellcollege.edu
Phone: 319-895-4159
Fax: 319-895-4451

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Latin American Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods Related Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,965
Applied
1,394
Accepted
1,009
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

949
Females Applied
701
Females Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,016
Males Applied
693
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.46
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st March 20th
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan December 1st February 1st
Transfer March 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 550 675
SAT Math 550 665
ACT Composite 23 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

41,874
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Fees

425
Full-time student fees
9,384
Room & board
4,326
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

30,999
Avg. Financial Aid Package
30,926
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
21,282
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,505
Avg. Loan Aid
21,726
Avg. Grant Aid
26,977
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
80%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
21%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,009
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
81%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.76%
Black or African American 5.78%
White or Caucasian 70.32%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.29%
Asian 3.49%
Two or more races 1.79%
Other 3.98%

Gender

Male (50.84%)
Female (49.16%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 88%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Music, Cultural events, and Theatre Productions and Interactive Entertainment

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
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Most popular organizations:
Student-initiated Living-Learning Community, Chess and Games, Environmental Club, Performing Arts and Activities Council and Alliance

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

112
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 78
Part-time - 34
Male - 51
Female - 61