Cornell College

600 1st St, Mount Vernon, United States
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Overview of Cornell College

About this school

Cornell, founded in 1853, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 129-acre campus is located in the village of Mount Vernon, 15 miles east of Cedar Rapids. The 129-acre campus, containing several 19th- and early 20th-century buildings, is listed with the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,009
    • Men:513 (50.8%)
    • Women:496 (49.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Cornell College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
1

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
600 First Street South West
City, State, Zip
Mount Vernon, IA  52314-1098
Phone
(319) 895-4215
Fax
(319) 895-4492
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 20
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
December 15, March 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
February 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 1,965 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 949 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 1,016 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
332 (24%) of 1,394 admitted students enrolled
Women
164 (23%) of 701 admitted students enrolled
Men
168 (24%) of 693 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.46
375 And Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
550-665 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
25%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
550-675 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
20%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
30%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
21%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
30%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $42,299 (74.3078490619071%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,384 (16.485138078841963%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,323 (2.324151500245942%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,918 (6.882861359004989%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Cornell College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001856
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
263 (79.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
210 (79.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
210 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (27.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$30,926
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 210 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,868
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 148 (70.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,339
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 47 (22.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
86 (26.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,013

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
799 (80.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
708 (88.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
707 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
149 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$30,999
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 703 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,977
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 563 (79.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,273
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 108 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
276 (27.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,726

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,130
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,655

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


78

Part-Time Faculty


34

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


70%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 52% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
233,405

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
259
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Cornell College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


65.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


68.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (47)


  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry, architecture with Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


4,583

Nearest Metropolitan Area


129 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 78.4 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in Cedar Rapids
Nearest Bus Station
18 mile(s) from campus in Cedar Rapids
Nearest Train Station
70 mile(s) from campus in Mt. Pleasant

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


88% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


8%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Rams
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Cornell College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student-initiated living-learning community, chess and games, environmental club, performing arts and activities council, alliance

Sororities


32% of women participate

Fraternities


21% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,003

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,009
Women
496
Men
513

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.7% Asian
  • 6.1% Black/African-American
  • 9.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 73.7% White
  • 4.2% Unknown

International Students


4.6% from 21 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources