Students Say

Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Coe College is a small school with a “tight-knit community feel” that provides “something different for everyone.” “Coe has a very warm and friendly atmosphere” that works for “the betterment of each individual Kohawk through experiences, in and out of the classroom, as well as creating a mature adult prepared for the ‘real-world.’” Students who need financial help shouldn’t worry, because the “financial aid rocks!” Students love “the small class sizes that allow you to have a personable experience with each of your professors.”

Overview

Applicants
3,403
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average HS GPA
3.65

GPA Breakdown

48%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 645
SAT Math
530 - 630
ACT Composite
22 - 28

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Coe College is a small school with a “tight-knit community feel” that provides “something different for everyone.” “Coe has a very warm and friendly atmosphere” that works for “the betterment of each individual Kohawk through experiences, in and out of the classroom, as well as creating a mature adult prepared for the ‘real-world.’” Students who need financial help shouldn’t worry, because the “financial aid rocks!” Students love “the small class sizes that allow you to have a personable experience with each of your professors.” The “small teacher/student ratio” also comes with “excellent, intelligent, helpful, and caring professors” who “all have great abundances of knowledge and all teach in different ways.” “I honestly have not had a bad instructor,” a chemistry major tells us. “They give you their home phone and cell phone numbers and invite you to call them. No teaching assistants here.” A sociology student boasts of “relationships with my professors, and [I] feel that they invest in me and want me to succeed.” Although the students rate their professors highly, they didn’t feel the same way about the classrooms the professors teach in. “Our academic buildings and dorms are really run down,” one student says. Others claimed the college “needs faster Internet.” For many, the school is “an ideal size.” “Big without being too big.” One student lists Coe’s strengths up as “the small class sizes, the community atmosphere, the involvement of students, study abroad programs, physics, and athletics.” Coe has “the ability [to make] literally anyone feel comfortable.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
171
with Terminal Degree
116

87
Men
84
Women
8
Minority
2
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
87%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Fred Jackson
Running Back, Buffalo Bills

David M Jones
Pres. & CEO, CMJ Advisors, LLC; Exec. Professor, FL Gulf Coast; Author

Dr. T.J. Kiczenski
Research Associate, Glass Research Group, Corning Inc.; inventor

Ronald T.Y. Moon
Former Chief Justice, Hawaii Supreme Court

Dr. Shelby Steele
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; author; columnist; filmmaker

Ruth Kinzey
President, The Kinzey Company; a reputation strategist, author & educator

Curt Menefee
American sportscaster, host of Fox NFL Sunday

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
85
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,086

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,079

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,491

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,992

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$28,506

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,990
Required Fees
$330
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

“About one-third of [Coe’s] student body is athletes,” but “there really isn’t a particular social group or type of personality that this school is known for, so it’s easy to fit in with one—or any—group on campus.” “The average students are exactly that: average,” a student explains. “It is a very typical representation of the Midwest. There are very few students (I’d say less than ten people in the entire population on campus) [who] do not truly fit in anywhere.” “While Greek organizations maintain a significant presence in numbers,” Greek life doesn’t dominate the school: “They don’t organize for significant events or provide any clear distinction from other students.” Students at Coe “are friendly,” a trait helped by an “orientation [that] creates a forced interaction [and] gets people mingling.” “There is not a typical student at Coe,” one student says, “because each student is treated uniquely and takes a unique set of classes.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,435
Out of State
51%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

1.79%
Asian
5.23%
African-American
8.14%
Hispanic
78.34%
Caucasian
2.84%
Unknown
5.53%
International

56% female
44% male
51% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Although Coe is located in Iowa's second largest city, the college has a four­ year residency requirement, and "people often fall victim to the 'Coe bubble,"' one student warns. "A lot of people are not familiar with the city and refuse to venture out. Most people I know enjoy alcohol on the weekends." While Coe isn't located "in the best neighborhood to go out in, we do have bars that are within blocks from our campus [that] are attended a lot on the weekends by students." Like many colleges, drinking is a common social activity. "In all honesty, Coe's students typically do drink alcohol-both on campus and off campus at the Cedar Rapids bars." However, other students see a variety of activities available. "There are parties, lots of video games, people playing intramural sports, Friday after class events...something for everyone." "For fun students go to SAC events like free midnight movies, tie-dying, dance socials in the pub, quarter bowling night, ice skating." The school hosts a regu­ lar talent show, Blindspot, which is so named because it's "open for students to perform without judgment." When asked what the school could improve on, the students were unanimous in their complaint: "The food is something we all wish would improve." To compound matters, "students are required to have a meal plan," and there aren't many options for "alternative diets such as vegan and vegetarian."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
89%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
75
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
77

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
4

30% join a fraternity
26% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

33% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Kohawks)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Kohawks)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Coe Alliance-student run organization

Minority Support Groups: BSEO-student run organization

Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: University of Iowa
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Iowa

Sustainability

Green Rating
82

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
21

Average Number of PC's per Lab
12

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Hewlett Packard

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sharon Fair
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Nassif House
1220 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Phone
1-877-225-5263

Email
sfair@coe.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union/Coffee Shop
Dows Theatre
Library/Art Galleries
Fitness Center
Writing Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
African American Cultural Center
Czech/Slovak Museum
Amana Colonies
Cedar Rapids Professional Sports Teams

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Weekdays 9:00am-3:00pm, Saturdays vary
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
During Group Campus Visit Programs

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
campusvisits@coe.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sunday through Thursday nights are available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Eastern Iowa Airport located in Cedar Rapids Interstate bus service Cedar Rapids public bus transportation Taxi cab service

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the east or west via I-80. Exit on to I-380 north and proceed to Cedar Rapids. Continue as directed below under From the north or south via I-380. From the north or south via I-380. Take Exit 20B(Coe College exit) and proceed to First Ave. Take First Ave east to College Drive(13th St. NE) and turn left to enter campus. From the north or south via Hwy. 151. Hwy. 151 becomes First Ave. in Cedar Rapids. Proceed to College Drive(13th St. NE) and turn left from the south or right from the north to enter the campus.

Local Accommodations
Hotels Bed and Breakfast