Pursuing higher education is a choice for most people. It is not a light decision because going to college requires a lot of resources. It is a commitment that will require thousands of dollars and the next four or more years of your life. Each person has to be sure about going to college to make the most of the time that will be spent there. Most schools, such as Cornell College, can provide the very best education as well as life changing experiences.
Cornell College is a liberal arts college found in Mount Vernon in the state of Iowa. The school was founded in 1853 by the Reverend Samuel Fellows and it was first called the Iowa Conference Seminary. Then in 1857, it changed its name to Cornell College, in honor of William Cornell, an iron tycoon. The most recognizable structure on the school's campus is King Chapel. The famed chapel is where the annual convocation at the commencement of the college year and the baccalaureate service in the spring for graduating students. King chapel features a large organ with more than 3,000 pipes and it is often where religious musical performances are held .
The Cornell campus features 9 academic buildings. This building includes the College Hall, called “Old Main”, the second-oldest building in the campus. There is also the South Hall for the Politics and English departments, Prall House for Philosophy and Religion, the Norton Geology Center with a museum for geological sciences, the Merle West Science Center for Physics, Biology, and Chemistry Departments, Law Hall as computing hub of the campus, McWethy Hall with studios and offices of the Art Department, Armstrong Hall of the Music Department and Youngker Hall for the Theatre Department. The Cornell campus is located around a small hill, which is where it gets its nickname as the "Hilltop Campus."
Cornell College fields almost twenty intercollegiate athletic teams that compete in National Collegiate Atheletic Association Division III sporting events. The school was a former member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference or the IIAC, but it has since joined the Midwest Conference (MWC) in 2012. The school colors are purple and white. The school used to be called the Purples or the Hilltoppers, but has since changed its nickname to the Rams.
Choosing the right school is a very important decision and every person has to take their time and make sure that they have made the right choice. There are a lot of schools available in each state and location, and each person can take their time in making their choice before committing to any of them. In the end, it is each student will truly benefit from their decision for the rest of their lives. Choosing Cornell College can only help a student improve their life and open up new opportunities.