Coe's robust academic community and active student organizations are a wonderful fit for students that have been involved and well prepared in high school. The "typical" Coe student isn't typical at all! Motivated, educationally inclined, actively involved, social and diverse in interests are all descriptors of the Coe student body.Last year's entering class had an average high school GPA of 3.7 and an average ACT composite of 26. We look for students that have been leaders in school groups or teams and community organizations.
The most successful students are the students that challenged themselves in high school. Coe College does not have a required list of courses necessary for admission. However, to be prepared, we recommend the following number of core courses. This list should be considered the minimum needed for preparation. For maximum success, students should also challenge themselves with upper or honors level courses and a rich selection of electives.
Coe is happy to reward students for taking challenging high school courses and preparing themselves in the best possible way. Advanced standing options such as AP/IB and college credit are all options that allow students to gain credit towards graduation, place into upper level courses, or possibly both!