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Cornell, founded in 1853, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 129-acre campus is located in the village of Mount Vernon, 15 miles east of Cedar Rapids. The 129-acre campus, containing several 19th- and early 20th-century buildings, is listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

Website: www.cornellcollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,025
Undergraduate
Students
(48.0%) 492 Women
(52.0%) 533 Men
3
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 2,532 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.45
SAT Math
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,960
Tuition and Fees
$44,096
Room and Board
$9,760
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$32,551
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,142
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
74
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
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Campus Life

Mount Vernon Population
4,583
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Rams
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
8.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.4% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students
7.0% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
96%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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