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Cottey College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

307 Students

64% Admitted

  • 270 full time
  • 4 part time
  • 0 men full time
  • 303 women full time
  • 485 applied
  • 328 admitted
  • 180 enrolled

270 Undergraduates

$18,400 Tuition/Year

  • 4 Non-Degree
  • $18,400 in state
  • $900 fees
  • $7,700 room & board
  • $1,100 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Town, remote from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Comets
School Colors: Blue and yellow
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Emily from Overland Park, KS
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  • Cottey is a rare college that offers small classes and a lot of involvement. While there, I was able to find out about myself through the offered classes. They also…

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  • Ruby
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  • A great start for college life for any kind of girl especially for those who are a bit quiet and shy. It' s located in a small town that has…

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  • Shannon from Nevada, MO
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  • Cottey college is a place where you have the opportunity to grow into an amazing young woman and find your identity. it also helps you find your strengths and build…

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  • K from UT
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  • Cottey College is a very small college (maximum 350 students) for women. The town it is located in, Nevada Missouri, is rather small, but there are things to do and…

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Mission Statement

Cottey College, an independent liberal arts college, educates women to be contributing members of a global society through a challenging curriculum and a dynamic campus experience. In our diverse and supportive environment, women develop their potential for personal and professional lives of intellectual engagement and thoughtful action as learners, leaders, and citizens.

Cottey College
  • Located in Nevada, MO
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 307 students enrolled
  • 64% admitted
  • $18,400 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Rosemary from WA
  • I am a current student here

    Cottey has much to offer. There are often concerts and shows right on campus that are free to Cottey students. However, Nevada itself is pretty boring. The most exciting thing to do off-campus in Nevada is going to Walmart. However, because there's not much to do outside of the college, a lot of great friendships are formed right in the residence halls. I have made many awesome friends that I hope I will have for the rest of my life. Living in suites is extremely convenient and especially helpful if you're worried about making friends. If you want to meet people and talk to other people, hang out in the suite area. But, if you want privacy and quiet, then you can just go into your room. This has been a great arrangement for me. In general, this is a great place and there are many amazing people here, which makes the Cottey experience quite enjoyable.

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  • 5
  • Julianne from Keyport, WA
  • I am a past student here

    I loved this school with every fiber of my being. We were all such a close knit community and there were always events going on from special school traditions to concerts and games. You couldn't not be apart of anything, especially because of the housing arrangements. We all lived in suites with up to at most 12 girls. My suite always tried to have a family meal once a month with game nights or goofing off nights throughout the month. Plus each suite also gets the Lodge one night to themselves. You came to know everyone very well. We all became sisters.

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  • Jessica from Wayne, MI
  • I am a current student here

    There is so much to do here! Every week there is at least one campus wide event, from concerts to cultural dinners to performers, and the best part is: IT'S FREE!

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