The Best & Worst

Location
Mount Vernon, IA
Undergrads
1,117
Tuition
$37,275
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

  1. 1
    OCAAT
  2. 2
    Great professors
  3. 3
    Small class sizes
  4. 4
    Residential campus/sense of community
  5. 5
    Off-campus study opportunities
  6. 6
    Student organizations
  7. 7
    Beautiful, historic campus
  8. 8
    Diverse student body
  9. 9
    Financial aid
  10. 10
    Academic centers and internship support-Berry Center, Dimensions, Center for Teaching and Learning, Cornell Fellows Program

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
84% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
71% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
50% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
95% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Big Dorms
59% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
69% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 46/54 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
95% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 60% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Affordable Dorms
You can live on a budget with an average housing cost of only $3,700.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Cold winters
  2. 2
    Dining hall/food
  3. 3
    Housing
  4. 4
    Lack of school spirit
  5. 5
    Campus is located on top of a hill.
  6. 6
    Alcohol policy-ineffective at detering underagers from binge drinking
  7. 7
    Tuition increases

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $34,705, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
65% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
Good Luck Finding a Part-Time Job
Employment services are not available for students.
Want a Job? On Your Own
There aren't any placement services for graduates.
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