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Student Life

Because everyone lives right here, everything happens right here.

Coe is a residential campus, meaning you'll live on campus all four years of attendance. After graduation, you might not remember that homework assignment for your rhetoric professor or the exam you stayed up all night studying for, but you’ll always remember the friendships you forged and the experiences you had while living and studying at Coe.

Facts & Figures


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of students live on campus

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of your time in college is spent outside the classroom

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clubs, organizations and athletic teams

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of students are involved in campus activities

Brandt Ames

Success Story

Brandt Ames ‘18, Keokuk, IA

“The second I stepped on Coe’s campus I felt comfortable and welcomed. The people at Coe really strive to create the best atmosphere possible for students to get a great education and make lasting memories along the way!”