Cornell College Overview
Cornell College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Mount Vernon, Iowa. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Mount Vernon draws many to the area.
What Is Cornell College Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Cornell College is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Cornell College.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Cornell College with a bachelor's degree make about $43,000 a year. That's 5% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.0 years for students from Cornell College to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Where Is Cornell College?
Contact details for Cornell College are given below.
|Address:||600 First St. Sw, Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098|
How Do I Get Into Cornell College?
You can apply to Cornell College online at: www.cornellcollege.edu/admissions/apply-to-cornell/index.shtml
Admission Requirements for Cornell College
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Cornell College?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.
Average Test Scores
About 18% of students accepted to Cornell College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 675. Math scores were between 550 and 665.
Can I Afford Cornell College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cornell College, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $8,471 a year. That adds up to $33,884 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Cornell College is 3.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Cornell College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 1,017 full-time undergraduates at Cornell College, 53% are male and 47% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cornell College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||62|
|Hispanic or Latino||76|
Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Cornell College. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 20 countries are represented at Cornell College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Japan.
Cornell College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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