If you want to apply to Upper Iowa University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here's an overiew of some of Upper Iowa University's admissions stats.
|Upper Iowa University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||2%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||23%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||62%|
These are the application deadlines for Upper Iowa University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Upper Iowa University does not offer early decision or early action.
Getting into Upper Iowa University is moderately difficult. Upper Iowa University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Upper Iowa University accepted 65% of students, around 805 from the 1,240 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Upper Iowa University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Upper Iowa University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by Upper Iowa University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with Upper Iowa University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Upper Iowa University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Upper Iowa University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Other Requirements||√||SAT/ACT test scores|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Upper Iowa University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At Upper Iowa University 2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 9% were in the top 25% and 47% were in the top 50%.
At Upper Iowa University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||16%|
|3.50 and 3.74||14%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9%|
|2.50 and 2.9||13%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Upper Iowa University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Upper Iowa University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Upper Iowa University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 23% of Upper Iowa University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 62% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Upper Iowa University applicants, you should aim to score between 980 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Upper Iowa University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Upper Iowa University students scored 518 or higher and 75% of students scored 440 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Upper Iowa University students scored 528 or higher, and 75% scored a 440 or higher.
To be most competitive at Upper Iowa University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Upper Iowa University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Upper Iowa University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Upper Iowa University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Upper Iowa University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Upper Iowa University?
❌ Students who are admitted to Upper Iowa University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does Upper Iowa University accept transfer credits?
✅ Upper Iowa University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Upper Iowa University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Upper Iowa University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
❌ Upper Iowa University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Upper Iowa University?
✅ Upper Iowa University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Upper Iowa University's acceptance rate?
✅ Upper Iowa University has an acceptance rate of 65%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Upper Iowa University?
❌ Upper Iowa University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Upper Iowa University? Upper Iowa University is a somewhat selective institution. The Upper Iowa University acceptance rate is 65%. This means that the institution accepts 64 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Upper Iowa University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Upper Iowa University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Upper Iowa University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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