We choose critical inquiry over echo chambers in pursuit of individual and community growth.
We listen to each other with the intent of understanding one another. We share knowledge with one another knowing that no single individual has all the answers. We respect the inherent dignity and worth of every person. We practice empathy in order to understand the feelings, experiences, and perspectives of each other.
Faculty and students conduct research on-campus and off-campus, in class and outside of class. With a faculty to student ratio of 1:12, you can work collaboratively with faculty on their research projects or develop your own research project under faculty mentorship. You’ll be gaining valuable graduate level research experience as an undergrad.
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As the main office for the division, we are staffed by the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Dean of Students, and an Administrative Assistant. The office oversees the various departments that make up the division, and directly assists students in numerous ways, including:
Residential living is central to the learning environment for all Cornell College students. Virtually all student needs can be met through the standard room selection process and the standard meal plan options. However, students with conditions whose needs cannot be met through this process may request special housing or meal plan consideration.
The health center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours, call (319) 895-4292 for information, including how to contact the physician on call.
The college is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, a town whose urban fringe atmosphere brings the best of the city into a small town venue with art festivals, popular local restaurants and cafés, and quirky boutiques. Mount Vernon’s mix of historic buildings and creative flair earned it accolades as one of “America's Coolest Small Towns” by Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travelmagazine.
Finding balance, having fun, and being an active part of the community are important to the Cornell experience. Students organize and lead dozens of varied groups each year.
The following groups are currently active.
Cornell College is truly a college that changes lives. Studying here, I meet wonderful professors who are not only knowledgable but also caring, kind and patient. Going to Cornell makes you feel like you are home away from home. Everyone is friendly and respects each other. Cornell has many on-campus resources that are always available to help students. Although Cornell is...
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