Coe College: Narrative Description

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1220 1st Ave., NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092
Tel: (319)399-8000; 877-225-5263; Admissions: (319)399-8500; Fax: (319)399-8816; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1851. Setting: 53-acre urban campus. Endowment: $56.1 million. Research spending 2002-03: $310,191. Educational spending 2002-03: $9419 per student. Total enrollment: 1,317. Faculty: 127 (74 full-time, 53 Part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,336 applied, 71% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 89% from top half. 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,177 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 113 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 16 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 4% 25 or older, 85% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 81% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, Part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at University of Iowa, Mount Mercy College, Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Washington University in St. Louis. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/10 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 1/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $27,385 includes full-time tuition ($21,280), mandatory fees ($325), and college room and board ($5780). College room only: $2720. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1040 per course.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 26% of eligible men and 19% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Committee, International Club, Student Alumni Association, C-Club, Coe Alliance. Major annual events: Homecoming, Flunk Day, International Club Cultural Show and Dinner. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,034 college housing spaces available; 1,004 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Stewart Memorial Library plus 1 other with 213,270 books, 5,886 microform titles, 750 serials, 8,653 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $923,653. 260 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Cedar Rapids, a metropolitan community of 150,000 is located just 225 miles west of Chicago in east-central Iowa. All forms of commercial transportation are available. Community facilities include over 100 churches, a symphony orchestra, library, hospital, and shopping in the downtown area, plus three shopping centers. Part time employment is available. Cedar Rapids has over 59 city parks which offer a variety of recreational facilities. Points of interest are the Cedar Rapids Art Center, Iowa Masonic Library, Paramount Theater of Performing Arts, Five Seasons Civic Center, and Theatre Cedar Rapids.

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