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Cornell College

600 First St. SW, Mount Vernon, IA

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Cornell College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, which is a predominantly rural area.

Cornell College maintains a United Methodist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled annually at Cornell College.

Students can select from several areas of study, including:

  • Psychology
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • English Language And Literature
  • Social Sciences

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. Very common standardized test scores among applicants accepted to this school are within the range of 23 to 29 for the ACT exam, or 1600 to 2020 on the SAT exam. 46% of those who apply are accepted to Cornell College, of which 23% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found by calling the school or completing the form on this page.

The cost of tuition is nearly $36,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a better idea of their personalized cost estimate of attendance. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $4,000 for the year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements by way of grants or student loans.

The Cornell College "Rams" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the Cornell College website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, programs, admissions information, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Cornell College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Cornell College is about 1,000, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $38,000-$46,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,600 to $1,900 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$24,377
Receiving Student Loans68%$7,282
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Cornell College may provide services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Academic counseling for students

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Cornell College is approximately 68%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years64%
Graduating in 5 Years3%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Cornell College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Midwest Conference)
  • Basketball (Midwest Conference)
  • Football (Midwest Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Cornell College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Cornell College for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
70.45%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
100%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
11:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$25,489