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SAT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Iowa Colleges

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

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Mike Willis
The table below can help guide you as you try to identify Iowa colleges and universities that are a match for your test scores. You'll see that admissions standards vary greatly from schools that accept most students to those that are looking for scores that are well above average. The scores in the table are for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these Iowa colleges. Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have SAT scores below those listed.

Also remember that SAT scores are just one part of the application. At many of these Iowa colleges, the admissions officers will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Note that the ACT is much more popular in Iowa than the SAT. For this reason, some colleges don't report SAT scores. To get a sense of how your SAT scores measure up to ACT scores, use this SAT-ACT conversion table.

You can also check out these other SAT links:

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Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Iowa Colleges SAT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Reading Math Writing
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Briar Cliff University Test-Optional Admissions
Central College 460 550 470 570 - -
Clarke University - - - - - -
Coe College 480 610 470 650 473 610
Cornell College 530 690 540 690 520 660
Dordt College 470 590 480 580 440 470
Drake University 510 640 550 660 - -
Graceland University 380 520 410 540 - -
Grand View University 380 500 410 520 520 580
Grinnell College 630 750 650 750 - -
Iowa State 480 630 520 660 - -
Loras College - - 463 575 - -
Luther College 450 605 500 620 450 595
Morningside College - - - - - -
Mount Mercy University - - - - - -
Northwestern College 425 605 445 630 395 565
St. Ambrose University - - - - - -
Simpson College - - - - - -
University of Dubuque 390 510 390 530 - -
University of Iowa 470 630 550 690 490 610
University of Northern Iowa - - 460 520 - -
Upper Iowa University - - - - - -
Wartburg College 420 543 470 595 418 540
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