Hardest to Get In in Iowa

Odds of becoming an astronaut: 12.1 million to 1. Odds of becoming the United States president: 10 million to 1. The good news is compared to these statistics, you have a great shot of getting into these colleges and universities. *Acceptance rate data used in this ranking comes from the U.S. Department of Education.

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1
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
32%
2
Graceland University
Lamoni, IA
48%
3
Waldorf College
Forest City, IA
48%
4
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, IA
48%
5
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
53%
6
William Penn University
Oskaloosa, IA
54%
7
Iowa Wesleyan College
Mount Pleasant, IA
56%
8
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IA
58%
9
Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
62%
10
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA
63%
11
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
65%
12
Central College
Pella, IA
65%
13
Faith Baptist
Ankeny, IA
65%
14
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
67%
15
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IA
70%
16
Luther College
Decorah, IA
70%
17
Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
70%
18
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
71%
19
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
73%
20
Northwestern College - Iowa
Orange City, IA
74%
21
Clarke University
Dubuque, IA
74%
22
Loras College
Dubuque, IA
76%
23
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
77%
24
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
77%
25
Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA
78%