Students Walking on Quad Coe College Sign Dan Lehn Patio at Night

Why Coe

Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year liberal arts college providing superior educational experiences for students since 1851.

Coe's residential campus is located in Cedar Rapids - Iowa's second largest city - and only hours from several major metropolitan hubs like Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha and St. Louis. The 1,400+ students enrolled at Coe make up a diverse population, representing nearly 40 states and over 20 foreign countries.

Think Like a Kohawk


writing pen - icon 3.6

Average GPA

Graduation Cap Icon 11 :1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Group of People Icon 16

Average Class Size

globe lines - icon Over 50 %

of Students Are from Out-of-State

Briefcase Icon 100 %

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

Group of People Icon 90 %

of Students Are Involved in One or More Student Organizations

coe pennant - icon 35 %

of the Student Body Competes in a Varsity Sport

clipboard - icon 1 k +

Internships, Jobs and Entertainment Opportunities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Nationally Recognized


Student at Internship

The New York Times

1st or 2nd among all colleges in our sector for income mobility

Graduating Seniors

National Fellowship Winners

Fulbright, Goldwater and Truman Scholars... we have them all!

Student Internship

The Princeton Review

Top 25 Best Schools for Internships in the nation

Physics Lab

Friends in High Places

A National Science Foundation research site

Cedar Rapids Skyline at Night

U.S. News & World Report

A nationally ranked liberal arts college

Music Performance

Smart Money

The #1 college in Iowa for return on investment

Sarah Fathallah

Success in the real world

Sarah Fathallah ’16

Accepted a job offer before graduation

Sarah turned her internship into a full-time job! After working for the University Relations team at Rockwell Collins, Sarah accepted the New Graduate Recruiter position. She handles talent acquisition for all 30 Rockwell Collins locations.