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Admission

Lively classes, an emphasis on hands-on experiences and an active community create a clear path to your future career. Ready to become a Kohawk?

Coe College is the only college or university in Iowa to be nationally ranked for internships and alumni network.

Located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa’s second largest city, Coe is adjacent to hundreds of internships and jobs, including with: 

  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Two Top 25 teaching hospitals
  • International companies
  • Nonprofits
  • Local startups
  • Business where our 4,000 local alumni reserve opportunities just for fellow Kohawkss

In recognition of the exemplary opportunities and connections available to you, The Princeton Review has ranked Coe 10th nationally for internships and 20th nationally for alumni network among private colleges.

On campus, small classes encourage critical thinking and discussion, while events and clubs can fill your calendar quickly.

It all adds up to an experience that is fun, fulfilling and future-focused. In fact, for the past decade, nearly 100% of Coe graduates have been employed, in grad school or engaging in service within nine months of graduation. The national average is 83%.


Guided Campus Tour

The Perfect College Town

Why Internships Matter

I'm a Kohawk

Results that Speak for Themselves


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Nearly All Reporting Grads Are Employed or in Graduate School One Year After Graduation

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College in Iowa for Return on Investment (SmartAsset)

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Fulbright Scholars in the Last Eight Years

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of Physics, Chemistry and Economics Majors Have Received Full-Ride Scholarships for Graduate Study in Their Respective Fields (For More Than 30 Years)

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of Students Are Guaranteed an Internship, Research or Off-Campus Opportunity

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of Students Study Off Campus

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Coe Alumni in a 40-mile Radius

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Internships, Jobs and Entertainment Opportunities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Allocated to Student Clubs and Organizations Each Year

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of Students Are Involved in One or More Student Organizations

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Average Class Size

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of Students Double Major and Still Graduate in Four Years

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Unique opportunities

Laura Niday

“If it weren’t for Coe, I wouldn’t have been able to spend time interning in Washington or attend the U.N. externship in New York.”

Political science and philosophy major Laura Niday is the third Kohawk to observe a working group of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law thanks to a Coe alum. She also has solidified her passion for politics by interning at the U.S. Senate during Washington, D.C., Term.

Laura's experience