Coe, founded in 1851, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 55-acre campus is located a mile from downtown Cedar Rapids.

Website: www.coe.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,394
Undergraduate
Students
(56.1%) 782 Women
(43.9%) 612 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 7,002 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
540-678 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
533-648 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,550
Tuition and Fees
$45,000
Room and Board
$9,480
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$39,948
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,769
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
101
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Cedar Rapids Population
128,429
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
86% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Kohawk
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
8.2% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.1% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students
2.3% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1220 1st Avenue, NE
City, State, Zip
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092
Phone
(319) 399-8500
Fax
(319) 399-8816
E-mail
admission@coe.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 10
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 7,002 applicants were admitted
Women
57% of 4,341 applicants were admitted
Men
55% of 2,661 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
450 (11%) of 3,937 admitted students enrolled
Women
241 (10%) of 2,482 admitted students enrolled
Men
209 (14%) of 1,455 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
62% of 5,605 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.60
3.75 and Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-678 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
533-648 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
42%
Score of 24 - 29
44%
Score of 18 - 23
14%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 27%
Top quarter: 54%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,550
Tuition and Fees
$45,000
Room and Board
$9,480
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,070
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001854
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
371 (94.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
345 (91.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
345 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$39,948
Need-Based Gift
Received by 345 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,170
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 291 (81.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,478
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 48 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
46 (13.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $28,957

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,196 (88.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,116 (93.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,116 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
189 (20.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$37,350
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,116 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,869
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 927 (81.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,394
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 152 (15.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
237 (16.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,222

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,769
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, ROTC Scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,559
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
141
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
1,274
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,807
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, public health with University of Iowa; law with University of Iowa
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
101
Part-Time Faculty
76
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
52%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 63% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
532,292
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
450
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Cedar Rapids Population
128,429
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
53 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 78.4 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Cedar Rapids
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Mt. Pleasant

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
86% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
14%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Kohawk
School Colors
Crimson and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
lacrosse, rock climbing, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, multicultural fusion, coe alliance, student senate, habitat for humanity, international club
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,394
Women
782 (56.1%)
Men
612 (43.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,369
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
8.2% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.1% White
3.4% Unknown
International Students.
2.3% from 20 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
68.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
82%
Average Starting Salary
82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Engineering 1%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 17%
Medicine 2%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 1%

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