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Cornell College

School Profile

  • Cornell CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Mount Vernon, IA
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  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • United Methodist Church

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,105
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,102

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Ethnic studies
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of History Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Medieval and early modern studies
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Physics Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Sociology and anthropology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $29,580
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $29,580

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • ACT: Considered but not Required
  • SAT Reasoning Test: Considered but not Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 79
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 618


Member: NCAA
Team name: Rams


  • Ranked #94 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #44 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #33 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098
(319) 895-4215
(800) 747-1112
Fax: (319) 895-4451
Contact: Jonathan Stroud
Vice President for Enrollment/Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 39%
Early decision acceptance rate 19%
Early action acceptance rate 36%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 45%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 3,791
Female applicants 2,224
Male applicants 1,567
Applicants accepted 1,491
Female applicants accepted 823
Male applicants accepted 668
Freshman enrollment 346
Female freshman enrollment 191
Male freshman enrollment 155
Early decision applicants 178
Early decision applicants accepted 34
Early decision applicants enrolled 34
Early action applicants 1,824
Early action applicants accepted 659
Early action applicants enrolled 90
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 36%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 171
Students accepting place on wait list 75
Students accepted from wait list 41

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 63%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 94%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.2-3.9

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 36%
SAT Critical Reading average score 610
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 540-680
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 600
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 530-680
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 530-640
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 72%
Average ACT Composite score 27
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 24-29
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 22-30
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 22-28

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