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Iowa Wesleyan College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Iowa Wesleyan College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Iowa Wesleyan College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Iowa Wesleyan College and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,729 out of 5,457 applicants were admitted making Iowa Wesleyan College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 65 percent. Iowa Wesleyan College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Iowa Wesleyan College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Iowa Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Iowa Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1060
Average SAT Score 1010

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Iowa Wesleyan College?

Iowa Wesleyan College typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #24 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Iowa Wesleyan College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1060 and Above Good >63%
1010 to 1060 Avg + 50%-63%
960 to 1010 Avg - 37%-50%
910 to 960 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 910 Low <26%
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Iowa Wesleyan College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Iowa Wesleyan College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Iowa Wesleyan College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Iowa Wesleyan College?

Admission data indicates that Iowa Wesleyan College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Iowa Wesleyan College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Iowa Wesleyan College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >67%
19 to 21 Avg + 50%-67%
18 to 19 Avg - 41%-50%
17 to 18 Reach 33%-41%
Less than 17 Low <33%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You can get into Iowa Wesleyan College with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Iowa Wesleyan College was 2.99 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Iowa Wesleyan College accepts 50% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Iowa Wesleyan College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 5% Good
3.25 to 3.50 13% Good
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 20% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Iowa Wesleyan College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,260 2,197 5,457
Accepted 1,604 1,025 2,729
Acceptance Rate 49% 47% 50%
Enrolled 108 120 238
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 7% 12% 9%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Iowa Wesleyan College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Iowa Wesleyan College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Iowa Wesleyan College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153621 IPEDS survey data for Iowa Wesleyan College.