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:
- 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
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$24,377|
|Receiving Student Loans||68%||$7,282|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Cornell College may provide services like:
- Distance learning
- Academic counseling for students
The overall graduation rate of Cornell College is approximately 68%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||64%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||3%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
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)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
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
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Cornell College.
- University of Wisconsin Colleges in Madison, WI (130 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in La Crosse, WI (131 miles away)
- Truman State University in Kirksville, MO (134 miles away)
- Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL (136 miles away)
- Winona State University in Winona, MN (147 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another:
- Visit the main Iowa colleges & universities profile page
- Browse our list of private colleges in Iowa
- Review all the different Iowa liberal arts colleges
- Find out what other Bible and Christian Colleges are located in Iowa
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.