Chances of getting into Upper Iowa University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55.6%
Admission Difficulty for Upper Iowa University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into UIU and can I get accepted? The school has a 56% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,071 out of 1,927 applicants were admitted making UIU 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 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for Upper Iowa University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Upper Iowa University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1030

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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 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. 4 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

Upper Iowa University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >68%
1025 to 1100 Avg + 56%-68%
950 to 1025 Avg - 43%-56%
875 to 950 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 875 Low <31%
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UIU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Upper Iowa University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Upper Iowa University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Upper Iowa University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Upper Iowa University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >71%
20 to 23 Avg + 56%-71%
18 to 20 Avg - 45%-56%
16 to 18 Reach 35%-45%
Less than 16 Low <35%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.21
Typical High School Grades
B

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UIU accepts 56% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Upper Iowa University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 23% Good
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

High School Class Rank

65% of Upper Iowa University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Upper Iowa University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Upper Iowa University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 863 1,064 1,927
Accepted 463 608 1,071
Acceptance Rate 54% 57% 56%
Enrolled 84 121 205
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 20% 19%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Upper Iowa University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Upper Iowa University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Upper Iowa University
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=154493 IPEDS survey data for Upper Iowa University.