UIU Admission RequirementsFayette, Iowa
Chances of getting into Upper Iowa University
How hard is it to get into UIU and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 904 out of 1,791 applicants were admitted making UIU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Upper Iowa University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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UIU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT18%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Upper Iowa University?
Upper Iowa University typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 18 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1170 and Above||Good||>63%|
|1055 to 1170||Avg +||50%-63%|
|940 to 1055||Avg -||37%-50%|
|825 to 940||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 825||Low||<26%|
UIU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT81%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UIU?
Admission data indicates that UIU 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 81 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Upper Iowa University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>65%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||50%-65%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||40%-50%|
|16 to 18||Reach||30%-40%|
|Less than 16||Low||<30%|
Avg. High School GPA3.21
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Upper Iowa University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Upper Iowa University was 3.21 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UIU accepts 50% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||16%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||11%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||18%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||14%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||2%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
65% of Upper Iowa University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||16%|
|Top 25% of class||35%|
|Top 50% of class||65%|
|Bottom 50% of class||35%|
|Bottom 25% of class||13%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||20%||19%|
What are the requirements for admission to Upper Iowa University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154493 IPEDS survey data for Upper Iowa University.
Frequently Asked Questions
18% of students submit their SAT scores to UIU. 81% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
50% of those who apply are granted admission to UIU. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1170. 18% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.