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There’s never been a better time to be a Kohawk.

Coe College is ranked among the top 20% of all colleges and universities in the United States.

Our location in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, provides students with access to over 1,000 internships and jobs. Cedar Rapids boasts the lowest unemployment rate of any city in the nation for college graduates. As a result of the superb networking and internship opportunities we provide, The Princeton Review has named Coe one of the nation’s Top 25 Best Schools for Internships three years in a row! In fact, 100% of students are guaranteed an internship, research project or off-campus study experience. With nearly 100% of reporting graduates employed or in graduate school a year after graduation, the results speak for themselves.

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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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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