Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4-year Private university


Coe College is a private institution established in 1851 with city setting located at Cedar Rapids. It is ranked 123 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices 4-4-1-based academic calendar.

#123 National Liberal Arts College
Location Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1851
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
1,394 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $45,000
Outstate Tuition Fee $45,000
Room and Board Fees $9,480
$44,100 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


50% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$30 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.58 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

68 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$37,433 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$33,284 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $58,150
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
85% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

National Merit & Achievement Scholarship
Total Worth Upto full tuition
Eligibility National Merit and National Achievement Finalists if Coe is listed as a first choice with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Trustee Scholarships
Total Worth Up to $28,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Presidential scholarship
Total Worth $16,500 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance 3.1 cumulative GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

National Kohawk Awards
Total Worth $2,000 per year
Details The National Kohawk Award enriches the educational experiences of all Coe students through the inclusion of voices from across the United States. Admitted students awarded a Trustee Scholarship are automatically considered for this additional award. National Kohawk Awards are renewable for three years after the student’s first year at Coe College.
Sibiling and Legacy Awards
Total Worth Valued at $500 and $1,000 Per Year
Details Siblings of current Coe undergraduate students or siblings of Coe graduates are eligible to receive $500 annually. Children of parents or grandparents who are Coe alumni are eligible to receive $1,000 annually in pursuit of their bachelor’s degree.


1,394 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
81% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
68% Students graduate within 6 years