Iowa Colleges Ranked by Highest GPA

List of Colleges by GPA

Below is a list of the 31 colleges in Iowa with the highest average high school GPA for incoming freshmen. Grinnell College tops the list with an average reported GPA of 3.89. Note that not all colleges report GPA for their incoming class. Those with asterisk(*) denote a predicted GPA by the CollegeSimply AI algorithm.

GPA Data is reported by participating colleges to Wintergreen Orchard House and is reproduced under license.

List of Iowa Colleges Ranked by Highest GPA
School Average GPA
Grinnell College

Estimated GPA

Grinnell, IA

3.89*
University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

3.78 
Simpson College

Indianola, IA

3.72 
Iowa State University

Ames, IA

3.71 
Drake University

Des Moines, IA

3.68 
Dordt College

Sioux Center, IA

3.65 
Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

3.62 
University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

3.61 
Luther College

Decorah, IA

3.6 
Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

3.6 
Emmaus Bible College

Weighted GPA

Dubuque, IA

3.58 
Wartburg College

Waverly, IA

3.53 
Central College

Pella, IA

3.52 
Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

3.5 
St Luke's College

Sioux City, IA

3.48 
Buena Vista University

Storm Lake, IA

3.45 
Loras College

Dubuque, IA

3.45 
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Ankeny, IA

3.42