Coe College

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Coe College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Cedar Rapids, IA, a predominately urban area. There are around 1,500 students enrolled per year at Coe College.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1446 (25th percentile) to 2023 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 23 (25th percentile) to 28 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to Coe College. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Coe College average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.71 for accepted students. Coe College admits around 60 percent of applicants. Of those that are admitted, nearly 21 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Coe College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Coe College was reported as 61.7% in Fall 2013 with over 2,970 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1446 - 2023
  • ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Coe College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Coe College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Coe College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 64.8%
  • 2010-2011: 61.4%
  • 2011-2012: 64.3%
  • 2012-2013: 66.7%
  • 2013-2014: 61.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 63.7%

How Does Coe College Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Coe College is eleven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount Mercy University68.5%
Cornell College64.1%
Grinnell College35.1%
University of Dubuque77.4%
Clarke University77.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Coe College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading493 - 693
Math495 - 670
Writing458 - 660
Total Score1446 - 2023
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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