600 First Street Mount Vernon, IA 52314 319-895-4477
http://www.cornellcollege.edu admissions@cornellcollege.edu
About Cornell College
  • Year of Foundation 1853
  • Size of Campus 129 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Other
  • Undergraduate Population 1,179
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%, 48%, 77%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $32,720
  • Room and Board $7,730
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 1,125
Set on a wooded hilltop overlooking scenic Mount Vernon, Iowa, Cornell College is a private, four-year liberal arts college offering students an extraordinary array of opportunities-in the classroom, on campus, and around the world. At Cornell, you’ll focus intensely on one course for three and a half weeks, then move on to a new subject. Known as One Course At A Time (OCAAT), our academic structure enables you to spend a month creating a theatrical production, conducting high-level scientific research, or immersing yourself in a new language-giving each your full attention and best effort. It’s an innovative approach that attracts a diverse group of students from across the country and around the world, and it’s practically unique: Cornell is one of only two national liberal arts colleges on the block plan. Opportunities are not restricted by the borders of a traditional classroom. You might spend a month in Spain exploring the origins of Spanish civilization, or work as a full-time intern on a presidential campaign. With just one course at a time, off-campus study is both manageable and meaningful.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of students in fraternities 8
  • Percent students who are frat members 30%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Psi Omega; Beta Beta Beta; Delta Phi Alpha; Mortar Board; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Lambda; Pi Sigma Alpha; Psi Chi; Sigma Delta Pi
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 7
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Roman Catholic Community Association, Shine, Stand Tall, Hillel, Sanctuary, Spiritual and Interfaith Understanding, Deep Water, Soul Friends, Multi-Faith Counsel
  • Other on-campus organizations 5%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 32%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Eyes of the World [International]; BACO [Black Awareness Cultural Organization]; OLA [Latino Awareness]; Cornell Hillel; Sister-4-Sister [women of color]; Language Clubs-French, German, Russian, and Spanish; Cultural Unders
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 8
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming; Music Mondays; Knock your Block Off; Take Back the Night; Casino Night; BACO Date Auction. Multiple cultural events and speakers throughout the year.
  • Distance to nearest bus Cedar Rapids (15)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport O'Hare (209), Cedar Rapids (20)
  • Distance to nearest train Mount Pleasant (70)
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (58%), women's dorms (19%), men's dorms (15%), apartment for single students (8%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 12%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 5%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 71%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 31%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 4%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 90%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 8%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 13
Campus Services
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Subscriptions 779
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, health insurance
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 88
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 75,514
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 25
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities We have a science library in our West Science Building.
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 7,358
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 10
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Museums Norton Geology Center and Anderson Museum; Youngher Hall and Kimmel Threatre; Cornell College is one of only two campuses in the nation to have its entire campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Books in Library 177,554
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,000
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 19%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural