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Chances of getting into Upper Iowa University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
50.5%
Admission Difficulty for Upper Iowa University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
18%
SAT Scores for Upper Iowa University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Upper Iowa University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1060

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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 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Upper Iowa University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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UIU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
81%
ACT Scores for Upper Iowa University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Upper Iowa University
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Upper Iowa University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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UIU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.21
Typical High School Grades
B

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 3.21 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Upper Iowa University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Upper Iowa University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 829 962 1,791
Accepted 382 522 904
Acceptance Rate 46% 54% 50%
Enrolled 66 107 173
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 19%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Upper Iowa University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Upper Iowa University prefer SAT or ACT?

18% of students submit their SAT scores to UIU. 81% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Upper Iowa University?

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.

What SAT score is required for Upper Iowa University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Upper Iowa University?

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.