How much does Cornell College (IA) cost?

Cornell College (IA) Cost of Attendance
In-state $42,299
Out-of-state $42,299
On-Campus Room and Board $9,384
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,700
Average Annual Cost $27,962
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $22,796
$30,000-$48,000 $23,044
$48,000-$75,000 $23,203
$75,000-$110,000 $27,139
Over $110,000 $31,427

Cornell College (IA) Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 100% $26,623
Federal Grants 22% $4,430
Pell grants 22% $4,360
Other federal grants 22% $450
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 9% $5,456
Institutional grants or scholarships 100% $26,392
Student loan aid 61% $8,471
Federal student loans 61% $6,919
Other student loans 22% $7,837

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 323 Up to $3,000
Do community service 313 Up to $500
Take a foreign language class 195 Up to $5,000
Visit a college campus 309 Up to $8,500
Play a sport 156 Up to $1,500
Attend a summer program 156 Up to $4,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 223 Up to $2,100
Have work experience 214 Up to $12,000
Do an extracurricular activity 310 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Cornell College (IA) Admissions

What is Cornell College (IA)'s admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 61%
Average GPA 3.54
SAT Submissions 43% of applicants
SAT Reading 540-670
SAT Math 540-650
SAT Writing 490-630
ACT Submissions 67% of applicants
Composite Score 23-30

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Cornell College (IA) Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1009
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25 99%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Cornell College (IA) Graduation Success

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About Cornell College (IA)

Cornell College did a quick pivot and became a virtual campus for Block 7, 2020 and continues to remain a virtual campus. We’ve transitioned to virtual visits, virtual classrooms, and virtual events. We are committed to working with students who are considering Cornell College no matter what your current restraints may be and offer the following reassurances if things aren’t moving as quickly as you thought they would this year:

We accept applications through the summer. We’d love to hear from you soon if you want to attend, but we understand if it takes a little longer to complete applications and make final decisions.

*We are test optional – so if you can’t get that ACT/SAT test taken, that’s not an issue, you can finish your application without one.

*We take self-reported GPA and test scores that will allow us to review your application, make an admission decision, and get you financial aid information. We will need an official transcript before you arrive on campus, but we won’t let that stop you from getting admitted.

*We have a variety of options for a virtual visit to campus, and on Flickr you can explore our photo galleries.

*Get to know our community on social media - you can get a feel for campus on Instagram, get longer format content and campus event info on Facebook or Tweet at us, Cornell Students, and Cornell alumni to get their take on what it’s like to be a Cornellian.

*We are also making allowances for international students on tests specific to your area of the world.

Your admission counselors are standing by to answer questions, or you can email with general questions and we’ll get you to the right person to answer them.


600 First St. SW
Mount Vernon, IA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Fringe Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify