Iowa College Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-2020, 117,747 students have applied to Iowa colleges and 86,996 have accepted to admit. The acceptance rate of the Iowa colleges is 72.58%Of the admitted students, 18,885 students finally enrolled in one of Iowa colleges.
The admission statistics is based on IPEDS admission data and the data is mostly focused on the 4 years colleges. Therefore, the numbers of applicant, admitted, and enrolled are for the 4 years colleges other than community colleges and career/vocational schools
Below list shows the top colleges in key admission facts. For that, we include colleges that have more than 500 applicants.

2020 Iowa Colleges Admission Comparison Table

The following table lists Iowa colleges with admission perspectives including acceptance rate and yield (enrollment rate). As mentioned above, only 4-years colleges are included in this table. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or available.
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All SchoolsPublicPrivate4-Years CollegeCommunity CollegesCareer Colleges
College NameApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateYield (Enrollment Rate)Undergraduate Application FeesGraduate Application Fees
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
8,1371,56636519.25%23.31%--
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
6,6244,49973867.92%16.40%-$50
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
20,22317,8825,07188.42%28.36%$40$60
Luther College
Decorah, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
3,6402,34045364.29%19.36%--
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
24,13220,3384,51084.28%22.18%$40$60
Simpson College
Indianola, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,3001,12629586.62%26.20%--
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Public, 4 years
four-years
5,0854,0111,48278.88%36.95%$40$60
Central College
Pella, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
2,3401,49032563.68%21.81%$25-
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
7,0415,62339279.86%6.97%$30-
Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
4,7953,43946971.72%13.64%--
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,78799522955.68%23.02%--
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
2,6152,15529082.41%13.46%--
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,16088422576.21%25.45%--
Clarke University
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,10298314689.20%14.85%$25$35
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
3,3882,32435868.60%15.40%--
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
4,6073,40252173.84%15.31%--
Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,09871718565.30%25.80%--
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,8441,45042278.63%29.10%$25$25
Waldorf University
Forest City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,04063516161.06%25.35%--
Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
2,5211,71621168.07%12.30%-$50
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
505039100.00%78.00%$25$25
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1141054492.11%41.90%--
Iowa Wesleyan University
Mount Pleasant, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
4,1692,96820871.19%7.01%--
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1201103691.67%32.73%--
St Luke's College
Sioux City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
27161059.26%62.50%--
Shiloh University
Kalona, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
155233.33%40.00%--
Dordt University
Sioux Center, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,4951,07439771.84%36.96%--
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,8101,75629497.02%16.74%-$40
Allen College
Waterloo, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-----$50$50
William Penn University
Oskaloosa, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,59988034455.03%39.09%--
Divine Word College
Epworth, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
111100.00%100.00%$25-
Northwestern College
Orange City, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
1,13683827373.77%32.58%--
Loras College
Dubuque, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
2,4821,44929458.38%20.29%--
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, IA
Private, 4 years
four-years
2501699567.60%56.21%$45$45
Average117,74786,99618,88572.58%26.58%$34$45