The Most Popular Colleges with High Acceptance Rates in Iowa

Colleges that are Easy to Get Into

CollegeSimply has compiled this list of four-year colleges in Iowa that have acceptance rates over 75%. These are schools that you have a very high chance of getting into if your GPA, SAT and ACT scores meet their admission criteria. Acceptance isn't guaranteed, but they are good candidates for your list of safety schools. These colleges are ranked by popularity of views on CollegeSimply.com.

See also, the best colleges with high acceptance rates and the highest acceptance rate colleges in Iowa.


17 results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Allen College
A
Waterloo, IA
 
Allen College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

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

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