Coe College is included in the 2020 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges,” profiling 385 of the nation’s 2,500 colleges. This flagship college guide ranks schools based upon 140,000 student surveys. Students were asked to rate their college and provide information on a multitude of topics including academics and campus life.
The Coe Promise plays an important role in differentiating Coe from other colleges and universities. Every student at Coe is guaranteed participation in an internship, research, practicum or off-campus study experience during their four years on campus. This fosters “an environment where student growth through leadership and responsibility is possible.”
Coe’s location in the heart of a thriving metropolitan city and its proximity to Fortune 500 companies and the MedQuarter, gives students access to thousands of job and internship opportunities. This statement rings true as year after year nearly 100% of reporting graduates have been employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.
Coe’s profile notes its professors are “devoted to the understanding of course context and success of the students” and academics can be “difficult but in a way that [is] enjoyable and strengthening.”
Other factors contributing to Coe’s inclusion in The Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges” include affordability of Coe’s undergraduate education, the fact that Coe maintains the largest student-run undergraduate writing center in the country and the school’s student-centered approach to learning.
“All of the factors mentioned above contribute to both an intimate and unparalleled academic experience,” Coe President David McInally said. “Students choose Coe because they are looking for a personalized learning experience. Our hands-on approach to learning and graduate-level research opportunities are second to none.”
Coe College offers superb academics and exciting co-curricular activities in a thriving urban setting that promotes student growth and success. Established in 1851, Coe has a national reputation for academic excellence enhanced by a student-centered, highly supportive campus environment. Coe’s vibrant Cedar Rapids location provides an abundance of internships for students and career opportunities for graduates.