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iowa Colleges Hardest to Get Into


Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in iowa for 2019

These are the most selective colleges in iowa. We've ranked the schools which reject over fifty percent of applicants by rate of acceptance. Leading the list is Grinnell College which sent acceptance letters to only 29% of the 5,850 students who applied and rejected 71%. Interestingly, not all schools on our "most selective" lists are overly academically challenging. Schools with less rigorous standardized test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have the capacity to potentially enroll.

List of Lowest Acceptance Rate Colleges & Universities in iowa
Rank College Percent Admitted Academic Difficulty
1 Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
5,850 Applicants
29% Very Hard  Chance
2 AIB College of Business
Des Moines, Iowa
405 Applicants
42% N/A  Chance