Cornell College

Cornell College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is one of the 40 "Colleges That Change Lives" and is distinguished by the life-changing academic immersion of its One Course At A Time curriculum. This distinctive approach allows students to focus on a single academic subject per 3.5-week block, laying the foundation for transformative intellectual partnerships and close-knit learning communities that bring out the best in ambitious students. The One Course curriculum mirrors the pace of working environments where employees are expected to handle tight deadlines and high expectations on every project, every day. With never more than one course to focus on, faculty can take classes on field trips for a day or an entire block. The academic calendar also immerses students in full-time internships or research, and the college provides hands-on experiences, resources, and professional development in healthcare, law, literary arts, economics, business and public policy. Cornell's residential campus attracts a student body from 45 states and 20 foreign countries. Together, they experience a vast array of off-campus opportunities designed to take them into the world to fulfill their academic and personal goals, as well as a lineup of speakers and entertainment options that brings the world to them. Cornell College is frequently cited as a "Best Buy." 93% of Cornell graduates complete their degrees in four years, and 55% go on to complete an advanced degree.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1853 United Methodist 8 Terms $70.9 million + 600 First Street SW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314 (319) 895-4000
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58 100.0 Iowa Mount Vernon 1040