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#2733 of 14,160In the World
#808 of 2,624In North America
#741 of 2,523In the United States
#8 of 39In Iowa
#783 of 1,013For Oceanography
#3412 of 4,129For Environmental Science

Quick Review

Religion
United Methodist
Acceptance rate
62%
Average SAT
1223
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$28,566 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,020
Male:Female Ratio
52:48
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Cornell College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate62%59%64%
Applicants3,1181,4091,709
Admissions1,9268311,095
Freshmen enrolled full time270152118

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
79 or 35%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1100
or below

75% of them
had 1345
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Cornell College are 1100-1345 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
154 or 68%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Cornell College are 23-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White721 (71%)
Hispanic76 (8%)
Nonresident Alien75 (7%)
Black or African American62 (6%)
Asian30 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown24 (2%)
Two or more races17 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander4 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$28,566/year
Average aid awarded
$29,720
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$20,458
$30-48K$21,970
$48-75K$23,700
$75-110K$28,238
$110K+$32,136

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$43,550
Tuition in-state$43,550
Tuition out-of-state$43,550
Fee in-district$426
Fee in-state$426
Fee out-of-state$426

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,060
Combined charge for room and board$9,760
Room charge$4,500
Meal charge$5,260

Cornell College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology16
History, General15
Kinesiology and Exercise Science14
Computer Science14
Creative Writing12
International Relations and Affairs9
Environmental Studies9
Finance, General9
Biology & Biological Sciences, General9
Psychology, General8
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other7
Political Science and Government, General6
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General5
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other5
Business & Managerial Economics5
General Studies4
Elementary Education and Teaching4
Mathematics, General4
Philosophy4
Sociology4
Art & Art Studies, General3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3
Religion & Religious Studies2
Physics, General2
Physiological Psychology & Psychobiology2
Music, General2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2
Music Teacher Education2
Chemistry, General2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General2
Geology & Earth Science, General2
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General2
Actuarial Science1
Engineering, General1
Spanish Language and Literature1
Management Science1
Women's Studies1
Chemistry Teacher Education1
Russian Language and Literature1
Grand Total196
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%66%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%

Publications & Citations

Publications
687
Citations
15,860

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
222 / 7,497
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
200 / 3,333
Biology
130 / 3,803
Psychology
99 / 2,112
Environmental Science
90 / 2,208
Sociology
49 / 1,457
Geology
48 / 1,186
Computer Science
47 / 846
Chemistry
43 / 1,002
Surgery
40 / 1,611
Art & Design
39 / 77
Political Science
36 / 209
Oncology and Cancer research
35 / 864
Social Psychology
33 / 626
Engineering
27 / 305
Ecology
24 / 988
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
23 / 20
Demography
23 / 784
Oceanography
22 / 1,087
Business
22 / 299
Gender Studies
21 / 389
Philosophy
19 / 22
Economics
19 / 295
Mathematics
18 / 349
Physics
17 / 136
Education Majors
17 / 283
Geography and Cartography
16 / 493
Health Science
16 / 1,147
History
15 / 14
Immunology
14 / 153
Clinical Psychology
14 / 180
Cardiology
14 / 73
Creative Writing
14 / 27
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
13 / 531
Psychiatry
13 / 290
Neuroscience
12 / 413
Art History
12 / 5
Pediatrics
12 / 912
Child Psychology
12 / 184
Literature
12 / 12

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990329
1991642
1992568
1993586
19944127
19954101
1996790
19975122
19989114
19993120
20003158
20016125
20024167
200310192
20044158
20057179
20068198
200712236
200839288
200925403
201027506
201136544
201228700
201336780
2014291093
2015371173
2016371272
2017451435
2018311139
2019371279
2020461654

Cornell College alumni

  1. James Daly

    Photo
    James Daly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-1978 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    James Firman Daly was an American theater, film, and television actor, who is perhaps best known for his role as Paul Lochner in the hospital drama series Medical Center, in which he played Chad Everett's superior.

  2. Leo Beranek

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    Leo Beranek
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-2016 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    audio engineeruniversity teacherengineer
    Biography

    Leo Leroy Beranek was an American acoustics expert, former MIT professor, and a founder and former president of Bolt, Beranek and Newman (now BBN Technologies). He authored Acoustics, considered a classic textbook in this field, and its updated and extended version published in 2012 under the title Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers. He was also an expert in the design and evaluation of concert halls and opera houses, and authored the classic textbook Music, Acoustics, and Architecture, revised and extended in 2004 under the title Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture.

  3. Chris Carney

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    Chris Carney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Cornell College
    In 1981 graduated with Bachelor of Social Science
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerintelligence analystteacher
    Biography

    Christopher P. Carney is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

  4. Deb Mell

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    Deb Mell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Deborah L. "Deb" Mell is an American politician from Chicago. She is a Democrat and was formerly a member of the Chicago City Council, representing the 33rd ward. She previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2009 to 2013.

General info

Founded1853
MottoDeus Et Humanitas
God and Humanity
Colorspurple, white
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff267
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address600 First St. SW
Mount Vernon, Iowa, 52314-1098
United States
City population5,000
Phone3198954000
Fax+1 (319) 895 4451

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