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Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rate in for 2018

The least selective four year colleges in are presented below. Our ranking is comprised of institutions which accept over fifty percent of student applications. Leading the least selective list is Grand View University which sent acceptance letters to 97% of the 886 students who applied and rejected 3%. Just because a school is less selective doesn't mean it's a lesser school academically or easy to get into. If a school receives predominantly applications from well qualified prospective students and has a large student body, it may accept a high proportion of applications. This does not mean that it's necessarily easier for lesser qualified students to get into a less selective school.

List of Highest Acceptance Rate Colleges & Universities in
Rank College Percent Admitted Academic Difficulty
1 Grand View University
Des Moines, Iowa
886 Applicants
97% Avg-  Chance
2 Loras College
Dubuque, Iowa
1,269 Applicants
92% Avg+  Chance
3 Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
19,433 Applicants
87% Hard  Chance
4 Simpson College
Indianola, Iowa
1,265 Applicants
85% Avg+  Chance
5 University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
28,494 Applicants
84% Hard  Chance
6 University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
5,196 Applicants
83% Avg+  Chance
7 University of Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa
1,662 Applicants
76% Easy  Chance
8 Central College
Pella, Iowa
3,899 Applicants
73% Avg+  Chance
9 Dordt College
Sioux Center, Iowa
1,480 Applicants
72% Avg+  Chance
10 Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Iowa
1,965 Applicants
71% Hard  Chance
11 Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
4,959 Applicants
69% Hard  Chance
12 Luther College
Decorah, Iowa
3,856 Applicants
68% Avg+  Chance
13 Wartburg College
Waverly, Iowa
4,028 Applicants
68% Avg-  Chance
14 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, Iowa
133 Applicants
66% Avg+  Chance
15 Northwestern College
Orange City, Iowa
2,199 Applicants
66% Avg+  Chance
16 Clarke University
Dubuque, Iowa
1,172 Applicants
65% Avg-  Chance
17 Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa
1,256 Applicants
64% Avg-  Chance
18 Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, Iowa
4,426 Applicants
64% Avg+  Chance
19 Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1,288 Applicants
62% Avg-  Chance
20 William Penn University
Oskaloosa, Iowa
1,096 Applicants
59% Easy  Chance