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Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rate in iowa for 2019

The least selective four year colleges in iowa are presented below. Our ranking is comprised of institutions which accept over fifty percent of student applications. Leading the least selective list is Mercy College of Health Sciences which sent acceptance letters to 96% of the 122 students who applied and rejected 4%. 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 iowa
Rank College Percent Admitted Academic Difficulty
1 Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, Iowa
122 Applicants
96% Easy  Chance
2 Loras College
Dubuque, Iowa
1,161 Applicants
95% Avg+  Chance
3 Grand View University
Des Moines, Iowa
820 Applicants
93% Avg-  Chance
4 Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
19,262 Applicants
89% Hard  Chance
5 Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, Iowa
36 Applicants
89% N/A  Chance
6 University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
27,734 Applicants
86% Hard  Chance
7 Simpson College
Indianola, Iowa
1,245 Applicants
84% Avg+  Chance
8 University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
5,494 Applicants
81% Avg+  Chance
9 Wartburg College
Waverly, Iowa
4,342 Applicants
77% Avg+  Chance
10 University of Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa
1,761 Applicants
74% Easy  Chance
11 Dordt College
Sioux Center, Iowa
1,443 Applicants
72% Hard  Chance
12 Central College
Pella, Iowa
4,016 Applicants
70% Avg+  Chance
13 Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
5,574 Applicants
69% Hard  Chance
14 Northwestern College
Orange City, Iowa
1,959 Applicants
68% Avg+  Chance
15 Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Iowa
2,276 Applicants
65% Hard  Chance
16 Luther College
Decorah, Iowa
4,288 Applicants
65% Hard  Chance
17 Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa
1,477 Applicants
64% Avg-  Chance
18 Clarke University
Dubuque, Iowa
1,149 Applicants
63% Avg-  Chance
19 Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, Iowa
5,335 Applicants
61% Avg+  Chance
20 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, Iowa
245 Applicants
60% Avg+  Chance