Coe College Admissions

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Coe College Admissions Overview:

Coe College is fairly selective; only just over half of those who apply will be admitted each year. Students with high grades and with above-average test scores have a better chance of being admitted. To apply, prospective students must complete an application (either through the school or with the Common Application), send in a high school transcript, and submit SAT or ACT scores.

Optional materials include letters of recommendation and a personal statement. 

Admissions Data (2015):

Coe College Description:

Coe College is a selective liberal arts college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The college has small classes and an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Coe's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The college frequents lists of the country's best colleges, and Coe's high level of grant aid makes it a good educational value.

The college takes pride in the "Coe Plan," an experiential program that gets students involved in internships, off-campus study, study abroad, and research with faculty. On the athletic front, the Coe College Kohawks compete in the NCAA Division III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC). Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, golf, and track and field.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,411 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,000
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,820
  • Other Expenses: $2,670
  • Total Cost: $53,490

Coe College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,687
    • Loans: $8,203

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Health and Physical Education, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Swimming, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Soccer, Golf, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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