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Cornell College Stats, Info and Facts

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1,009 Students

65% Admitted

  • 1,009 full time
  • 6 part time
  • 507 men full time
  • 491 women full time
  • 2,398 applied
  • 1,555 admitted
  • 335 enrolled

1,009 Undergraduates

$39,675 Tuition/Year

  • 8 Non-Degree
  • $39,675 in state
  • $225 fees
  • $9,384 room & board
  • $1,323 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: United Methodist but open to all
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Town, on fringe of an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: One Course At A Time
School Mascot: Ram
School Colors: Purple and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Brandon from Gilbert, IA
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  • Cornell is a small community with excellent academic opportunities. They offer fairly good financial aid and are willing to accommodate to suit a student's needs. If you are looking for…

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  • Kahn from Washington, DC
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  • One of the most beautiful schools out there. The school is an amazing place for anyone who wants a different, and even Hogwarts-esque experience. From the professors to the students,…

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  • Student from Washington, DC
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  • Beautiful little school in little Mount Vernon, Iowa. Totally different from any other school, with its One Course at a Time system for classes. Absolutely amazing people, and an amazing…

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  • Brenda from Oakland, Ca.
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  • Cornell College's OCAAT plan is great for focusing on a subject and you learn a ton. Financial aid is pretty good, and first-years are guaranteed a work-study job. Lastly, there…

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Mission Statement

Cornell College, founded in 1853 in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a nationally recognized residential liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum.

Cornell College offers an innovative and rigorous learning community where faculty and staff collaborate with students to develop the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and moral courage necessary for a lifetime of learning and engaged citizenship.

Cornell College
  • Located in Mount Vernon, IA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,009 students enrolled
  • 65% admitted
  • $39,675 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Andrea from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    At first it was hard adjusting since I'd come from a huge populated city to a small town. I have learned to make the most of it because it's 4 years that we'll never get back. I love my friends and I love the quietness of it all.

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  • Alex from Newhall, IA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is great! I was told when visiting you can make friends fast because of the wide variety of students that attend! plus the location of Cornell is near to bigger cities so your never far away from some place that you could go and have fun if you needed a quick break.

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  • 5
  • Ann from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Since Cornell is a small college, you get to know people fairly quick and eventually there won't be a face that's unrecognizable. Plus, there are so many different activities to choose, from our outstanding Colleges Against Cancer group to our awesome capoeira club. There's just so many different groups and clubs to pick from that you'll have trouble narrowing your list down.

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  • Elizabeth
  • I am a current student here

    I love the small town community feel, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the malls and big cities only a half hour away. There are also great experiences to be had right here on campus: professional comedians, hypnotists, magicians, bands, outdoor movies on big screens, dances, and more make campus really fun!

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