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Facts & Figures

The City

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  • Coe is one of just a few private liberal arts colleges in the nation located in a major metropolitan area. The Cedar Rapids metro is home to 267,000 people.
  • The Cedar Rapids area provides an abundance of internship, cultural and recreational opportunities for students.
  • Livability ranks Cedar Rapids as the #50 Best Place to Live in the country, and the top-ranked city in Iowa.
  • Cedar Rapids is the #6 Best Place for Career Opportunities, according to SmartAsset.
  • WalletHub ranks Cedar Rapids as one of the Happiest Cities in America.

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Enjoy Cedar Rapids

The second largest city in Iowa offers abundant internship, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Get Involved

  • Every Coe student participates in an internship, student research, community based project or a study abroad program during their time at Coe.
  • Coe offers over 40 off-campus study opportunities.
  • Coe has over 80 clubs and organizations available for student involvement.
  • More than 90% of Coe students participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Coe College is a member of one of the most active and competitive conferences in NCAA Division III, Iowa Conference, providing excellent opportunities for participation of student-athletes. Coe is committed to providing student-athletes with outstanding educational and athletic experiences where sportsmanship and integrity are emphasized as much as winning.
    • Men's Varsity Teams: Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field, Wrestling
    • Women's Varsity Teams: Basketball, Cross-country, Golf, Tennis, Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Triathlon
    • Coed Varsity Teams: Archery, Bowling, Cheer & Dance, Clay Target, Esports


  • One of the Best 389 Colleges by The Princeton Review
  • #12 Best School for Internships among private colleges by The Princeton Review
  • #7 Most Accessible Professors by The Princeton Review
  • #8 Best Career Services by The Princeton Review
  • A Best National Liberal Arts College by U.S. News & World Report
  • A Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges by Washington Monthly
  • A Best National Liberal Arts College by

Top 20 Best Schools for Internships

Coe College has been included in The Princeton Review’s 2023 edition of "Best Value Colleges" and earned a spot in the publication's elite list of Top 20 Best Schools for Internships.

Coe ranks 12th on the list among private colleges and is the only college or university in the state of Iowa to receive this distinction. 

Facts & Figures

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students representing most of the United States and 20 foreign countries

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Average Class Size

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Student to Faculty Ratio

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Average High School GPA

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Average ACT

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Average SAT

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Full-Time Faculty

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classes taught by teaching assistants

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of Faculty Hold the Highest Degree in their Field

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of Reporting Graduates Are Employed or in Graduate School Within Nine Months of Graduation

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of Coe Students Come From Out of State

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Clubs, Organizations and Athletic Teams