Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Iowa
4-year Private university

Overview

Cornell College is a private institution established in 1853 with rural setting located at Mount Vernon. It is ranked 87 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $ 42,299 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,006. It practices 8 terms-based academic calendar. This special academic calendar, named One Course At A Time (OCAAT), consists of eight blocks of 18 days each. In a given block, students at Cornell College attend just one class from 9-11 a.m., break for lunch and then resume from 1-3 p.m., so they focus intensely on just one area of study for a shorter amount of time. Each course under the block schedule counts as four credits in a semester system. Cornell students use “block breaks” to do whatever they want, such as interning, traveling or simply taking a break. Students at Cornell College can choose from more than 30 undergraduate programs and more than 10 pre-professional areas of study, including business and law. Outside the classroom, students at Cornell College can get involved in more than 100 campus clubs and play intramural sports.

#87 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Setting
Rural
Location Mount Vernon, Iowa
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1853
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
1,006 Undergraduates

Learning

11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • 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

$56,122
Cost of Attendance
$27,009
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $42,299
Outstate Tuition Fee $42,299
Room and Board Fees $9,384
$41,200 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

71% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.46 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement 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

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, EIKEN, ITEP Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Dec
01
Early Action Deadline
Nov
01
Early Decision Deadline
Mar
01
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Jun
01
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Mar
01
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$30,926 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$27,868 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $56,122
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
84% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
Trustee Scholarship
Total Worth $32,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance a 2.00 cumulative GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $29,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance a 2.00 cumulative GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Dean's Scholarship
Total Worth $24,000 per year
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance a 2.00 cumulative GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Community Enrichment Award
Total Worth $18,000 per year
Details For well rounded students. A cumulative 2.0 GPA required for renewal.
Legacy Award
Total Worth $2,000 per year
Details If you have Cornell alumni in your family (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents), you may be eligible for the award. A cumulative 2.0 GPA required for renewal.

Students

1,006 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
81% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
71% Students graduate within 6 years