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Morningside College Admission Requirements

Sioux City, Iowa

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Your chances of getting into Morningside College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

73.8%
Admission Difficulty for Morningside College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Morningside College is 73.8%.  Its admission rate is the 14th lowest in Iowa.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Morningside College and can you get accepted?

Morningside College is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 2,414 out of the 3,271 who applied were admitted.

Morningside College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.42. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Morningside College?

74% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Morningside College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.42 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Morningside College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.42

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Morningside College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Morningside College are to have around a 3.42 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Morningside College accepts 74% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Morningside College is 3.42 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #19 in Iowa for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Morningside College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Morningside College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Morningside College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting SAT 

-
SAT Scores for Morningside College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
SAT Scores for Morningside College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Morningside College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

100%
ACT Scores for Morningside College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Morningside College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

High School Class Rank

70% of Morningside College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 36% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Morningside College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 70%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Morningside College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,861 1,410 3,271
Accepted 1,383 1,031 2,414
Acceptance Rate 74% 73% 74%
Enrolled 174 196 370
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 19% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Morningside College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Morningside College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Morningside College Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Morningside College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Morningside College often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154004 IPEDS survey data for Morningside College.

FAQs

Does Morningside College prefer SAT or ACT?

100% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Morningside College?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Morningside College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.