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Cornell College

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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

600 First Street South West

Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098

United States

Phone: 319-895-4161

Fax: 319-895-4451

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Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Karen Swenson
Title:Visit Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:Admissions Office
600 First St. SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
Admissions Office Phone:(800)747-1112
Admissions Office Fax:(319) 895-4451
Admissions Office Email:kswenson@cornellcollege.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Thomas Commons - Orange Carpet - student center
Cole Library
Small Multi-Sports Center
Kimmel Theatre - state of the art theatre
McWethy Hall
Most prodominant features on campus are our beautiful King Chapel. A newly renovated Armstrong Hall of Fine Arts. A new pedestrian mall [with outdoor ampitheatre]that connects the entire campus.
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Cedar Rapids
Iowa City
Palisades State Park
Uptown Mount Vernon
Amana Colonies
Beautiful Mount Vernon has a wide variety of shops including many antique shops and eating establishments.

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:Monday-Friday & Saturday AM Sept.-May
8am-4:30pm and by appoinment
Phone Number:(800)747-1112
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Varies
Average Length:Varies
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:kswenson@cornellcollege.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:Any time
Appointment Required:Preferred
Average Length of Interview:1 hour
Information Sessions:Available
Times:multiple preview days throughout the year
Email Address to Sign-Up:kswenson@cornellcollege.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:http://www.cornellcollege.edu/admissions

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:Must be at least high school senior. Available Sunday through Thursdays only.

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
The Eastern Iowa Airport is 17 miles (a 20-minute drive) from campus. If you need transportation to campus, a shuttle for a reasonable fee is provided by the airport. The Greyhound and Jefferson Bus lines do connect in Cedar Rapids. Nearest Amtrack Station is 70 miles south in Mount Pleasant.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From I-80 at Iowa City, take exit 246 North onto Iowa Highway 1 for 20 miles; the college is at the intersection of Highway 1 and U.S. 30. From I-380 at Cedar Rapids, go east on U.S. 30 for 20 miles; the college is at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Iowa Highway 1.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
The College Guesthouse, Brackett House, circa 1877 is an antique-filled stately home that provides modern comfort and convenience at a moderate price (418 Second St. W.; 319-895-4425). There are also other Bed and Breakfast and hotel accomadations in Mount Vernon. Accomodations nearby: city of Cedar Rapids is only 20 minutes from the school while Iowa City is only 25.
 
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
Between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City are the historic Amana Colonies, they are 40 minutes southwest of Mount Vernon.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Admissions Office
    600 First St. SW
    Mount Vernon, IA 52314
    Phone: (800)747-1112
    Fax: (319) 895-4451
    Email: kswenson@cornellcollege.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    Yes
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available
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