Iowa Colleges with high acceptance rates

Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rate in Iowa for 2022

These are the least selective public and private four-year colleges in Iowa. These colleges historically accept more than seventy-five percent of students who apply for admission and are ranked by acceptance rate. These are good safety schools for your college list and you should have a good chance on getting in if your grades and test scores are above or within their typical admission thresholds. Just because a school is less selective doesn't mean it's a lesser school academically and easy to get into for all students. Unless a college has guaranteed admission or accepts 100% of applicants, you still need sufficient grades to be accepted.

Use the filters on this page to narrow down the list based on your high school GPA, SAT and ACT scores. Once you do, your estimated admission chance will be displayed for each school. Additionally, you can filter the list by state, region or distance from your home to narrow down the list of colleges that are easiest for you to get into.

See also, the best and popular Iowa colleges with high acceptance rates. If you're looking for colleges that have easy admission requirements, explore rankings of Iowa colleges with the lowest SAT scores, lowest ACT scores and lowest GPA's.


17 results

Allen College
A
Waterloo, IA
 
Allen College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 678enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Briar Cliff University
B
Sioux City, IA
 
Briar Cliff University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 1,076enrollment
  • $22,233net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Divine Word College
D
Epworth, IA
 
Divine Word College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 69enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Maharishi University of Management
M
Fairfield, IA
 
Maharishi University of Management

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 2,015enrollment
  • $13,802net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport
P
Davenport, IA
 
Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 2,178enrollment
  • -net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Grand View University
G
Des Moines, IA
 
Grand View University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

97% Acceptance Rate

#13 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,874enrollment
  • $19,423net price
  • 910-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Emmaus Bible College
E
Dubuque, IA
 
Emmaus Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

92% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 194enrollment
  • $15,696net price
  • 920-1200SAT range
  • 18-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg Weighted GPA

Mercy College of Health Sciences
M
Des Moines, IA
 
Mercy College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

92% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 869enrollment
  • $21,339net price
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.12Estimated Avg GPA

Clarke University
C
Dubuque, IA
 
Clarke University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

89% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 855enrollment
  • $25,756net price
  • 918-1126SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

88% Acceptance Rate

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 31,822enrollment
  • $16,105net price
  • 1010-1310SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Simpson College
S
Indianola, IA
Simpson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

87% Acceptance Rate

#8 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,267enrollment
  • $20,457net price
  • 1070-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

University of Iowa
I
Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

84% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 30,318enrollment
  • $17,452net price
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Cornell College
C
Mount Vernon, IA
Cornell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

82% Acceptance Rate

#6 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,002enrollment
  • $25,028net price
  • 1068-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Coe College
C
Cedar Rapids, IA
Coe College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 1,394enrollment
  • $21,155net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

University of Dubuque
D
Dubuque, IA
University of Dubuque

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

79% Acceptance Rate

#14 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 2,180enrollment
  • $27,043net price
  • 828-1070SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA

University of Northern Iowa
N
Cedar Falls, IA
University of Northern Iowa

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

79% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 9,507enrollment
  • $16,166net price
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Mount Mercy University
M
Cedar Rapids, IA
Mount Mercy University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

76% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 1,705enrollment
  • $25,182net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1