The acceptance rate at Iowa is 84%. It ranks #25 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Iowa is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 20,338 out of 24,132 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent (SAT 1110/1310 ACT 22/29). University of Iowa typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.78. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Iowa application fee is $40 and applications are due by Mar 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Iowa is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1210
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Iowa?
University of Iowa typically prefers applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1010. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. Iowa ranks #3 in Iowa and #230 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Iowa?
Admission data indicates that Iowa regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Iowa.
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What GPA do you need to get into University of Iowa?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Iowa. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Iowa was 3.78 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.78 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Iowa accepts 84% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||27.05%||Avg|
|3.50 to 3.74||18.21%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||12.97%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||6.9%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||3.55%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.27%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.02%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
67% of University of Iowa freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||34%|
|Top 25% of class||67%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||22%||22%|
Applicants have 85 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Iowa is $40.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Iowa and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153658 IPEDS survey data for University of Iowa.
26% of students submit their SAT scores to Iowa. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
84% of those who apply are granted admission to Iowa. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1310. 26% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.