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Morningside College Admission Requirements

Sioux City, Iowa

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Chances of getting into Morningside College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Morningside College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Morningside College and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,525 out of 4,385 applicants were admitted making Morningside College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Morningside College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Morningside College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Morningside College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Morningside College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Morningside College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Morningside College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Morningside College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Morningside College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 100 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Morningside College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Morningside College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >72%
22 to 25 Avg + 58%-72%
20 to 22 Avg - 47%-58%
18 to 20 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 18 Low <37%
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Morningside College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Morningside College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Morningside College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Morningside College was 3.38 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Morningside College accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Morningside College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

78% of Morningside College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Morningside College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

Morningside College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,521 1,864 4,385
Accepted 1,438 1,087 2,525
Acceptance Rate 57% 58% 58%
Enrolled 158 187 345
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 17% 14%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2021
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 258 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

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

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


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?

58% of those who apply are granted admission to Morningside College. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Morningside College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 100% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.