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Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%

Coe College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Coe College. The acceptance rate at Coe College is 72%. Last year, 7,481 students applied to Coe College and 5,349 were admitted.

If you are applying to Coe College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 3/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Coe College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Coe College's admissions stats.

Coe College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Mean SAT Score 1190
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 19%
Waitlist No

Coe College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Coe College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 10 January 20
Regular Decision Yes 3 1

Considering Applying Early to Coe College?

Coe College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 10. Coe College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 20.

Coe College accepts around 87% of early action applicants and 72% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Coe College admitted 2,856 of the 3,265 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Coe College Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Coe College?

Getting into Coe College is moderately difficult. Coe College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Coe College accepted 72% of students, approximately 5,349 from the 7,481 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Coe College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Coe College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Coe College

Coe College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Coe College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Coe College

Wondering what factors are considered by Coe College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Coe College for more information on admission factors.

Coe College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Coe College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Coe College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Coe College?

Students admitted to Coe College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 60% submitted a class rank. At Coe College 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Coe College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 19.6%
3.75 and 3.99 23.4%
3.50 and 3.74 20.4%
3.25 and 3.49 14.3%
3.00 and 3.24 15.7%
2.50 and 2.9 6.1%
2.00 and 2.49 0.3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Coe College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Coe College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 8% of Coe College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Coe College?

To be competitive with other Coe College applicants, you should strive to score between 1040 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Coe College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Coe College student is 1190.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Coe College students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Coe College students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Coe College, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Coe College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Coe College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Coe College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Coe College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Coe College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Coe College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Coe College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Coe College.

Does Coe College accept transfer credits?

✅ Coe College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Coe College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Coe College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Coe College?

✅ Coe College is not test optional.

What is Coe College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Coe College is 72%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Coe College?

❌ Coe College does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Coe College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Coe College was 87% in 2021.

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Coe College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Coe College? Coe College is a somewhat selective institution. The Coe College acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 71 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1270


Math SAT Range

560 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1040 to 1270


1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Coe College students is 1190. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Coe College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Coe College.

Coe College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Coe College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.62. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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