Ashley Crump

We’d like to set the record straight: we got here first. Cornell College was founded in 1853, 12 years before the similarly named university got its start.Students participating in an epic nerf war.

Cornell College is located on a wooded hilltop in the heart ofMount Vernon, Iowa, a charming town in the middle of Iowa's thriving Cultural Corridor. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and our gothic chapel can be seen for miles around.

Cornell College is located on a wooded hilltop in the heart ofMount Vernon, Iowa, a charming town in the middle of Iowa's thriving Cultural Corridor. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and our gothic chapel can be seen for miles around.

Just a few blocks down the hill, Mount Vernon's main street boasts another National Historic District, hip clothing and antiques stores, and lots of really great coffee. The town's ownLincoln Café wins raves from food critics for Midwest Living, The New York Times, and others.

Schedule a visit

So why not come visit? It's a great way to see the area and experience our welcoming attitude first hand. Applying for admission? Let us know you're coming so we can help plan your visit. We look forward to seeing you!

Cornell College is located on a wooded hilltop in the heart ofMount Vernon, Iowa, a charming town in the middle of Iowa's thriving Cultural Corridor. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and our gothic chapel can be seen for miles around.

Just a few blocks down the hill, Mount Vernon's main street boasts another National Historic District, hip clothing and antiques stores, and lots of really great coffee. The town's ownLincoln Café wins raves from food critics for Midwest Living, The New York Times, and others.

Schedule a visit

So why not come visit? It's a great way to see the area and experience our welcoming attitude first hand. Applying for admission? Let us know you're coming so we can help plan your visit. We look forward to seeing you!