For 1,400 students pursuing over 60 different areas of study, Coe College redefines the liberal arts with a hands-on component. In addition to major and general education coursework, Coe students are guaranteed an internship, research project, practicum or off-campus study program. Coe College is one of the few liberal arts institutions in the country to promise hands-on learning.
In recent years, Coe students have interned at the Chicago Board of Trade, GreatAmerica Leasing, Google, Mayo Clinic Rockwell Collins and elsewhere. Others have completed research on Coe's campus through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program or the Department of Business and Economics' Spellman Summer Research Program. Still others have combined travel with an internship in South Africa or student teaching in Tanzania for an unforgettable off-campus experience.
Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Coe is home to the country's largest undergraduate, student-run writing center. A writing-across-the-curriculum structure provides students with the written communication skills needed for after-graduation success.