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Campus & Student Life at Cornell College

Home to about 999 undergraduates in 2020, Cornell College is a small, private college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Cornell College offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Cornell College can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Cornell College Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Cornell College is Affiliated With the United Methodist Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Methodist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Methodist Colleges and Universities.

Cornell College Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 16.0% of the student population at Cornell College. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Cornell College Disability Services.

Cornell College for the Military

While not a "service academy", Cornell College does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Cornell College Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Cornell College for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cornell College

Cornell College offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Cornell College

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Cornell College

Cornell College has a comparatively small, student body. There were 999 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 993 (99.4%). Part-time attendance was 6 (0.6%).


Cornell College is Ranked #190 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Cornell College receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Cornell College #190 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Cornell College

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Cornell College by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Cornell College Diversity Guide.

Cornell College Competes in the NCAA

Cornell College has a total of 336 student athletes, 222 men and 114 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,857,027
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,857,027

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Cornell College Athletics

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