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ACT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Iowa Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for Iowa

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The table below can help you figure out which Iowa colleges and universities are a good match for your ACT scores. Admissions standards vary widely from highly selective colleges to schools that accept the great majority of applicants. The side-by-side comparison chart below shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission. Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed.

Remember that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers at Iowa's more selective colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

You can also check out these other ACT links:

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Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Iowa Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Briar Cliff University Test-Optional Admissions
Central College 21 26 20 26 21 26
Clarke University 20 25 19 25 20 26
Coe College 23 28 22 29 23 27
Cornell College 24 30 24 31 23 28
Dordt College 21 28 21 28 21 27
Drake University 24 29 24 31 24 29
Graceland University 18 24 17 24 17 24
Grand View University 18 23 17 23 17 23
Grinnell College 29 33 29 34 27 33
Iowa State 22 28 22 28 21 28
Loras College 21 26 20 26 20 26
Luther College 23 28 23 30 23 28
Morningside College 19 25 19 23 18 23
Mount Mercy University 20 24 19 24 18 24
Northwestern College 22 27 21 28 20 27
St. Ambrose University 20 26 20 27 19 25
Simpson College 21 27 21 27 20 26
University of Dubuque 18 23 16 22 17 24
University of Iowa 22 28 22 28 22 28
University of Northern Iowa 21 25 20 25 19 25
Upper Iowa University 19 25 18 25 18 25
Wartburg College 21 26 20 27 20 27
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