School Spotlight: Cornell College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA

There’s only one “Cornell” that’s earned the honor of being named one of the Colleges That Change Lives. This Cornell, located in the historic and artsy town of Mount Vernon, IA, is none other than Cornell College, a diverse and vibrant community of over 1,000 scholars who are passionate about learning and engaging with the world around them. The college draws students from across the country, although the states of Illinois, Colorado, and Minnesota are the most represented. Among Cornell’s most unique features is the “one-at-a-time” academic schedule, in which students intensely focus on one academic course for a period of 3-1/2 weeks before moving on to an entirely different subject. Kinesiology-exercise science and biochemistry & molecular biology are the two most popular majors, but at this liberal arts college students can also pursue pre-professional majors in business and education. Fun fact: Students who have been active in community service can earn a $20k scholarship thanks to the Community Enrichment Award.

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.