United States, Iowa

Cornell College is a private liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Students at Cornell University study one course at a time. Although the course schedule varies from class to class, most courses include approximately 30 hours of lectures, as well as additional time spent in laboratories, learning audiovisual media, or other activities. Cornell College adopts different teaching methods, not many timetables, and strong innovation ability. Historically, Cornell University has adopted a progressive engine to make the liberal arts relevant to today’s students and the workplace they will become influential. Cornell College integrates and applies key research areas and a wide range of general education, including disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Cornell College provides an innovative and rigorous learning community in which faculty and staff work with students to cultivate the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and moral courage necessary for lifelong learning and participation in civic spirit. Faculty and staff provide learning opportunities in a supportive environment, allowing students to be ultimately responsible for their education.

Campus Life

The main campus of the Cornell campus is located in the town of Mount Vernon on the edge of the city in Iowa, a historic campus dotted with trees, often referred to as Hilltop. Some campus buildings are grouped on top of the hill, while sports facilities and some residential buildings are located on the hillside further northwest of the campus. The Cole Library combines the functions of a traditional library and a teaching center, creating extraordinary opportunities for the college and the community. The mission of the Cole Library and Teaching Center is to involve students in exploring ideas. The university has cultivated among students the skills and personality to acquire, evaluate, use, and exchange information to solve problems, make decisions, and generate new knowledge. Students can participate in many activities on campus, such as music, drama, dance, athletics, service projects, spiritual practice, visiting writers, guest lectures, clubs, and organizations. Students can build relationships and find communities. The Office of Residential Life is committed to promoting the growth of students by providing an inclusive community and a safe living environment to promote personal growth and focuses on happiness, interaction with others, and academic success.

Noted Alumni

Some of the well-known alumni of Cornell College are John Q. Tufts the Congressman from Iowa's 2nd Congressional district, Emma Amelia Cranmer the temperance reformer, woman suffragist, and a writer, the Governor of Iowa, and the U.S. Secretary of Treasury Leslie M. Shaw, Robert Cousins the U.S.Congressman from Iowa, Lisa Stone the Head Coach of Saint Louis University Women's Basketball team, Poet Laureate of Iowa Robert Dana, Leroy Lamis an American sculptor, David Loebsack the Congressman from Iowa's 2nd District, and President and co-founder of Vegan Outreach Jack Norris.