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Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

About Coe College

Coe College Overview

Coe College is a private, religious school in the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Coe College was founded in 1851 and enrolls 1,371 undergrads and no graduate students. Coe College ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,250 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 90% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! March 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Coe College!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Coe College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Coe College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Coe College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Coe College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Coe College on the Student Life page.

2022 Coe College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 87%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 87%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%
Tuition $50,314
Percent of Need Met 87%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $44,982

Is Coe College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Coe College offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Coe College

It is moderately difficult to get into Coe College. Around 73% of applicants get into Coe College each year. Out of 6,997 applications received in 2022, 5,084 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Coe College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 74% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Coe Collegeare still enrolled their sophomore year. Coe Collegehas a six year graduation rate of 64 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Coe College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Coe College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 71% of graduates from Coe College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Coe College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Coe College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Coe College's endowment was $106.2 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Coe College spends about $10,604 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Coe College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Coe College meets 87% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $44,982 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $33,239 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Coe College.

Based on this information, does Coe College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Coe College a good school for you?

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Where is Coe College Located?

Coe College is located in the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

If you want to see Coe College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 380 to Cedar Rapids, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Eastern Iowa.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Coe College and Cedar Rapids are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1220 1st Avenue, NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5092

Campus Setting: Urban

Coe College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Coe College is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Coe College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Coe College ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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27 and Above


20 to 27


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Coe College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Coe College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Coe College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1200


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1200 and Above


1010 to 1200


1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Coe College students is 1170. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Coe College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Coe College.

Coe College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Coe College is like? There are approximately 1,371 students enrolled at Coe College. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 43% percent are from IA and 57% percent of students are from other states.


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