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Dates and Deadlines

Early Action
Application Deadline:
December 10

Regular Decision
Application Deadline:
March 1

National Candidate
Reply Date:
May 1

First-Year Students

A liberal arts tradition and cutting edge advancements − both await you here! Every fall, over 400 talented and motivated students decide to call Coe College "home" and begin the journey of their lives. Four years later they move into the world with the knowledge and insight they had hoped for and the experiences and friendships they never even knew existed. Your own journey awaits you here.

Coe College is a selective, private, nationally-recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution providing superior educational experiences for students since 1851. Coe is a residential campus located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa−the second largest city in the state−and only hours from several major cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha and St. Louis. The 1,420 students enrolled at Coe make up a diverse population, representing more than 30 states and over 15 foreign countries.

Coe prides itself on the ability to give students a personalized education. The average class size is 16, with a student/faculty ratio of 11:1. The personalized attention and diverse student body contribute to a learning experience that is of superior quality−one that prepares them, and prepares them well, for life after college.


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