The acceptance rate at UIU is 65%. It ranks #10 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. UIU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 717 out of 1,098 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent (SAT 860/1046 ACT 18/23). Upper Iowa University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.13. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Upper Iowa University 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||440|
|SAT Math 25th||420|
|SAT Composite 25th||860|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||528|
|SAT Math 75th||518|
|SAT Composite 75th||1046|
|Average SAT Score||950
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Upper Iowa University?
Upper Iowa University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 83 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 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 770. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 950 out of 1600. UIU ranks #20 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||21|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20
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 #21 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.
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What GPA do you need to get into Upper Iowa University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into UIU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Upper Iowa University was 3.13 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 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 65% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||0%||Good|
|3.50 to 3.74||14.3%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||14.3%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.24||28.6%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.99||14.3%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||14.3%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
52% of Upper Iowa University freshman were in the lower half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||5%|
|Top 25% of class||15%|
|Top 50% of class||48%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||27%||26%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Upper Iowa University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Upper Iowa University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|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.
18% of students submit their SAT scores to UIU. 81% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
65% of those who apply are granted admission to UIU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 860 and 1046. 18% 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 18 and 23. 81% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.