What Makes Us Special

About Cornell College

Cornell College, a selective liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is characterized by the life-changing academic immersion of its One Course At A Time curriculum. Students dive in, focus intensely, and learn authentically in each and every course. Classes frequently study off campus, for a day or an entire 18-day block. With students from nearly every state and several foreign countries, and renowned speakers and entertainers, Cornell offers the world from its hilltop campus.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% ACT Range For Freshman Class


Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.46

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 50%
Men 50%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 77.9%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2016-17  Help

Cornell's fees for the 2016-2017 academic year are: Tuition: $39,675 Residence (standard double room): $4,100 Residence (single room): $4,900 Dining: $4,800 Fees: $225 Total: $48,800

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 

Tuition and Fees History  Help

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About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 10:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 99%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 222 47 0 0 269

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