General Information About Cornell College
Cornell is an independent, coeducational, residential liberal arts college, established in 1853, nurtured by the United Methodist Church, and dedicated to fostering intellectual, moral, and personal growth. The college is committed to sustaining a community devoted to liberal learning and democratic values. To this end, it seeks to provide a caring environment for living and learning, characterized by close relationships, physical and emotional well-being, appreciation of diversity, affirmation of equal opportunity and academic freedom, and respect for the dignity and worth of each individual. Cornell College endeavors to provide opportunities for pursuing liberal education that allow Cornell students to: * explore widely the range of human experience and investigate carefully the work of a chosen discipline; * analyze problems and synthesize solutions; * integrate theory and practice; and * read critically, reason effectively, engage creatively, feel deeply, evaluate fairly, respond imaginatively, communicate clearly, and act responsibly. Cornell College endorses liberal education as an end in itself and as a means of empowering students for leadership through productive careers and humane service in the global community. --ratified by the Cornell College Faculty on March 6, 1990, and adopted by the Board of Trustees on May 18, 1990 The college has established a set of specific learning objectives based on this mission statement.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- United Methodist
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Town: Fringe
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 2,916 Percent Admitted 44% Men Admitted 41% Women Admitted 46% Full Time Retention Rate 79%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 550 660 Math 570 660
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 24 29 English 22 30 Math 23 28
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 1,115 Native American 8.0 Asian 25.0 African American 33.0 Hispanic 31.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,182 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0