Cottey is found in Nevada, MO. Nevada is a self-contained town. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Cottey.
The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. Cottey is known for its programs in liberal arts.
Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 500. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 560.
The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Cottey has a tenure system for senior faculty.
Students numbered 323 in 2007-2008 at the school. A very high share of students at Cottey are female.
The school has a residential or campus feel. Cottey offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Cottey offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"Cottey College, an independent liberal arts college, educates women to be contributing members of a global society through a challenging curriculum and a dynamic campus experience. In our diverse and supportive environment, women develop their potential for personal and professional lives of intellectual engagement and thoughtful action as learners, leaders, and citizens."
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