Iowa Colleges that are Easy to Get Into

Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rate in Iowa for 2020

These are the least selective public and private four-year colleges in Iowa based on their admission rates. These colleges historically accept more than half of students who apply for admission. 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.

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

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    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 662
    • Tuition:$18,662
    • Acceptance Rate 100%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.17
    • Students: 1,229
    • Tuition:$30,970
    • Acceptance Rate 100%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 57
    • Tuition:$13,160
    • Acceptance Rate 100%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.1
    • Students: 1,589
    • Tuition:$16,530
    • Acceptance Rate 100%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 2,179
    • Tuition:$9,225
    • Acceptance Rate 100%
    • SAT Range 950/1290
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.28
    • Students: 238
    • Tuition:$18,400
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 95%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.12*
    • Students: 727
    • Tuition:$17,952
    • Acceptance Rate 95%
    • SAT Range 1000/1180
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.42
    • Students: 1,489
    • Tuition:$34,184
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 93%
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    Loras College

    • SAT Range 920/1110
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 1,886
    • Tuition:$27,608
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 92%
    • SAT Range 1090/1330
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 34,992
    • Tuition:$8,988
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 91%
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    Iowa State University

    • SAT Range 1050/1250
    • ACT Range 20/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.46*
    • Students: 1,444
    • Tuition:$39,144
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 84%
    • SAT Range 1120/1330
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 31,656
    • Tuition:$9,267
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 83%
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    University of Iowa

    • SAT Range 930/1100
    • ACT Range 19/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.52
    • Students: 1,004
    • Tuition:$33,350
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 82%
    • SAT Range 980/1240
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.21
    • Students: 11,187
    • Tuition:$8,938
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 81%
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    University of Northern Iowa

    • SAT Range 1020/1160
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.47
    • Students: 1,498
    • Tuition:$41,280
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • SAT Range 1060/1360
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 1,564
    • Tuition:$30,840
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 73%
    • SAT Range 850/1100
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.0
    • Students: 2,385
    • Tuition:$34,110
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 73%
    • SAT Range 1050/1250
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 1,299
    • Tuition:$31,100
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
    • SAT Range 920/1180
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 1,117
    • Tuition:$37,296
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • SAT Range 1140/1360
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 4,869
    • Tuition:$41,396
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
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    Drake University

    • SAT Range 1080/1300
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.58
    • Students: 1,422
    • Tuition:$44,050
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • SAT Range 1050/1310
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 2,005
    • Tuition:$42,290
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 1,835
    • Tuition:$31,998
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • SAT Range 1020/1190
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.28
    • Students: 3,045
    • Tuition:$30,894
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • SAT Range 950/1260
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.39
    • Students: 353
    • Tuition:$16,876
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 62%