Private 4 Year

Coe College Admission Requirements

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Chances of getting into Coe College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Coe College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Coe College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Coe College is 80%.  It ranks #23 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Coe College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,623 out of 7,041 applicants were admitted.

Coe College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.62. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 7% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Coe College application fee is $30 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Coe College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Coe College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Coe College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Coe College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Coe College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Coe College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Coe College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Coe College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Coe College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Coe College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Coe College was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.62 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Coe College accepts 80% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Coe College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 18.7% Good
3.75 to 3.99 26.1% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.7% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.8% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.3% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.7% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.7% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

84% of Coe College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Coe College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Coe College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,334 2,505 7,041
Accepted 3,608 1,931 5,623
Acceptance Rate 83% 77% 80%
Enrolled 211 181 392
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 6% 9% 7%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 32 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Coe College is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Coe College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Coe College Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Coe College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153144 IPEDS survey data for Coe College.


Does Coe College prefer SAT or ACT?

31% of students submit their SAT scores to Coe College. 81% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Coe College?

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Coe College. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.