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Can I get into ISU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,702 out of 19,164 applicants or 87% were admitted making Iowa State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Iowa State University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||34%||40%||37%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Iowa State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that ISU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Iowa State University.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>92%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||87%-92%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||80%-87%|
|19 to 22||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 19||Low||<70%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>92%|
|1180 to 1320||Avg +||87%-92%|
|1040 to 1180||Avg -||80%-87%|
|900 to 1040||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 900||Low||<70%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Iowa State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Iowa State University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ISU accepts 87% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||22%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||9%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
You have 41 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Iowa State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153603 IPEDS survey data for Iowa State University.