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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 metropolitan area of 267,000 residents.
  • The Cedar Rapids area provides an abundance of internship, cultural and recreational opportunities for students.
  • Cedar Rapids is one of the Top 4 Places to Work in Tech in the United States according to SMARTASSET. 

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Total cost

$55,400 for full-time tuition, room, meals, and student fees in 2019-2020. Coe is committed to assisting students through its financial aid programs.

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, Track, Wrestling
    • Women's Varsity Teams: Basketball, Cross-country, Golf, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving


  • A Best Liberal Arts College in America by NICHE
  • A Top U.S. College by Wall Street Journal 2020 college rankings
  • A Top 385 Best Value College by The Princeton Review
  • A Best Value in Liberal Arts Colleges by Kiplingers
  • A Best College by U.S. News & World Report
  • A Top College 2019 by Forbes

Top 25 Schools for Internships

Coe College has been included in the 2019 edition of "Colleges That Pay You Back" and earned a spot in the publication's elite list of Top 25 Best Schools for Internships.

Coe ranks 15th on the list 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 One Year of Graduation

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of Coe Students Come From Out of State

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Clubs, Organizations and Athletic Teams