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#6 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Iowa

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Overview

Student Population
1,002
Cornell College overview
Location Mount Vernon, Iowa
Online cornellcollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Cornell College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, Cornell College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,615 prospective students applied, and 2,155 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 290 enrolled in the school.  995 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 7 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $45,288 plus fees of $626. Cornell College is ranked 365 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
8/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
8/10
Value

Cornell College is rated within the top 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Cornell College within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
Cornell College overview
SAT 1068/1280
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.5
Applications Accepted
82.4% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$45,288
Costs for Cornell College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$626
Room and Board $10,150
Budget for Other Expenses$3,253
Total One Year Cost$60,517

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$45,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
70% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cornell College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 16%
Visual and Performing Arts 12%
Biology 11%
Psychology 8%
English and Literature 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153162 IPEDS survey data for Cornell College.

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