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3 College Senior

Diversity: Since I grew up in Chicago, there is definitely less diversity at Coe than what I'm used to. A lot of the students come from small farming towns that were quite homogenous. However, nearly everyone that I've met has been very accepting of differences.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: I've found that Coe is very accepting of all people, which makes for a great school atmosphere.

4 College Senior

Diversity: I think one of the best parts about Coe is that there are so many different people who are unique that it's impossible not to find someone who you have something in common with. There are countless organizations and clubs that support just about anything you can think of.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Coe College has plenty of diversity - in all areas. From homosexual to bisexual, democratic to republican, Christian to Islamic or Atheist, and representing many different countries, Coe has an extremely diverse population. I, myself am half-Egyptian, bi-curious, democratic, non-denominational Christian from New Mexico - which speaks a lot to the diversity that just one person can hold, let alone an entire college full of people just as diverse as myself. And with all the diversity, there's plenty of different points of view to learn from.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Fairly Diverse – Though located in Iowa, we have many international students from a variety of countries every semester. There are a lot of white midwesterners, but we also have many students from a variety of states and backgrounds.


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Students at Coe come from different walks of life. There is a good mixture of geographical and economic diversity. Coe has students from many European and Asian countries and a few from the African region, as well. Thus, this culture variety brings religious diversity to the College, too; however, religious differences are rarely acknowledged, nor can students find many religious organizations on campus.

Despite some diversity on campus, Coe students are mostly from Iowa or other states in the Midwest, which causes some students to complain about the lack of variety within the campus community. On the contrary, some students on campus are unwilling to share space with people from different backgrounds. Overall, though, most students are fairly tolerant towards differences in thought, attitude, and ethnicity.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 39%
20-21: 43%
22-24: 15%
25+: 3%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 1%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 2%
Native American: 0%
White: 90%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
During orientation week, there are programs that make students aware of the acceptance of the gay community by the College. However, not many students are completely "out."
Political Activity
Political activity is not a big part of Coe. Many students refrain from voting. However, for those involved, most are right-wing students.
Economic Status
Many students come from a middle-class family and are recipients of good financial aid packages.
Most Common Religions
Minority Clubs on Campus
Coe has an international club.
Did You Know?
The International Club is among the few clubs that is active. All of the international students at Coe are members of the I-Club. The I-Club takes students on a four-day vacation to other states during the fall semester every year. It organizes different cultural activities, including the International Banquet and the Cultural Show.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 17 responses

  • 18% Progressive/very liberal
  • 35% Liberal
  • 18% Moderate
  • 18% Conservative
  • 12% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 17 responses

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 47% Liberal
  • 29% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 12% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 17 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 17 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 18 responses

  • 61% Very accepting.
  • 17% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 11% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 11% It's hard to be a minority here.
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