Iowa Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into
Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Iowa for 2020
These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Iowa. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is Grinnell College which sent acceptance letters to only 24% of the 7,349 students who applied and rejected 76%.
Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.