About Coe College

Founded in 1851, Coe College. is a Private college. Located in Iowa, which is a city setting in Iowa, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,406 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Coe College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 100 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Coe College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate49%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range1020-1270
ACT Range22-28

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,19% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 6 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

90% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 61% were in the top quarter, and 29% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Coe College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
75%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
65%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
40%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
55%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
35%
“They keep regular office hours”
65%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
40%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
60%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
45%
“We only party on weekends”
5%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
80%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
75%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
15%
“Sometimes, but not often”
65%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
40%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
55%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
35%
“They keep regular office hours”
65%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
40%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
60%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
45%
“We only party on weekends”
5%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
80%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    48 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    36 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    48 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    48 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    48 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    48 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    48 Students rated local services 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    48 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

Coe College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Coe College?

26 Students rated Coe College

Joseph - 04/11/2024

Great with a second thought

Alejandra - 08/02/2023

While I don't hate it, I don't love it. I probably wouldn't recommend that anyone I know come here. Other people's hair is waxed into the dorm floors, there is frequently moldy food found in the caf, and the meal plan is $6000 a year, and you cannot opt out of it if you live in the dorms. It is a residential campus so you have to apply to live off campus, and unless you have a really good reason it will be denied.

Carolina - 04/19/2023

Coe College is tiny which means your professors will know you and they'll spot your absence which is why out of all my friends, all of whom went to big state universities, I was the only one who graduated on time with great college experiences. Coe College was great due to the amazing staff and professors I had the pleasure of knowing. But is the campus in a great and fun area? No.

Augusta - 12/29/2022

Overall a good school, with lots of opportunities to create a career after graduation. The professors are always available and love helping students whenever they are needed. The professors and other faculty always strive to give the best of the best to every student.

Coe College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Coe College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Coe College is 49%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back, I would convince myself to look elsewhere other than Coe. Now that I am transferring to the Unversity of Kansas, I realize that Coe was not the place for me. In going back, I would explain how to look deeper into the school than just the surface. Sure, I learned a lot and matured quite a bit. But I realize that being one of the only non-drinking students at a school of that size really affects the amount of fun that I can have. If I could go back, I would encourage myself to take a deeper interest into the science and math classes, and gear my college search towards schools that offer more of those kind of majors. I will not say that Coe wasn't a helpful step for me to grow and learn from, but I believe that by telling my senior self to look elsewhere in a college, I would be more successful.

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  3. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students who do not need sleep should attend Coe College. Students at Coe take their education seriously and devote hours every day to pouring through texts, notes, and lecture slides. Yet the air at Coe tastes of more than library dust; there is a sweet expectation of life just around the corner. Students constantly move from one activity to the next, rarely resting and always prepared. The extracurricular life, vibrant in its diversity, calls every student to participate, to live. At Coe, grades remain a primary concern, but students know that knowledge does not come from books alone.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A very friendly and well-knit group of students who want to get a great education and have some fun along the way.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    I love the people here. This includes the professors, students, and all the faculty. Everyone here is very helpful for anything a student needs. Everyone is helpful to help anyone decide what they want to major in, or even getting a job lined up. Since I have been at Coe, I have worked very hard for the classes I have taken. The classes here are very hard, but there are tutors or other students available to help. Also I was surprised at how everyone wanted to help out the community with volunteering.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    the food. it is really expensive for what you get and theirs not a lot of choices and how much it costs

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had know just how much fun I would have and how much I would learn. I would not have been so nervous.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates come from a variety of different backgrounds and states, ranging from California to Japan. The variety makes it a great way to get to know people from different lifestyles and traditions. It also makes the learning experience more exciting because different opinions in the classroom help to improve the learning quality.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is unique because the atmosphere is so welcoming and caring - like a family. At my school, we really strive to make changes in our own lives and in the world. I think it is also special because of the thirst both students and teachers have for knowledge. It is also a very laid back and comfortable campus.

    Read all  6 answers
  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    someone who likes night life, or big city feel

    Read all  5 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It's art and music facilities. They're a big part of campus life here.

    Read all  4 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Coe is how small it is. While the class sizes that come from such a small school are exactly what I need to learn best, I feel like there is less of a variety of people that I get to interact with. I've also noticed that being a small private school, Coe doesn't have the funding for all of the perks that a larger school may.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    nothing no one has heard of it

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

1,406

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

59%

Out-Of-State

38%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

74

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

86%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
70%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Coe College receive some sort of financial aid. 37% were awarded federal grants. While 78% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$41,000

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$8,820

Room and Board

50,820

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,369
$30 - $48K
$18,233
$48 - $75K
$18,945
$75 - $110K
$22,303
$110K & UP
$24,999

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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