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Using our unique InfluenceRanking™ engine as well as data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

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Schools with an median SAT of 400-1600, a median ACT of 1-36, that are in Iowa, with a graduation rate of greater than 0%, an acceptance rate of greater than 0%, with stated tuition between $0k-$100k offering bachelor degrees, and a student population between 0k-100k, sorted by .

Degree Level bachelor
Grinnell College
#1

Grinnell College

#501 institution's overall influence
#101 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$52K

Acceptance

24%

Graduation

86%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1450/32

Grinnell, IA

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Clarke University
#2

Clarke University

#1158 institution's overall influence
#462 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$33K

Acceptance

82%

Graduation

61%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1013/21

Dubuque, IA

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University of Iowa
#3

University of Iowa

#56 institution's overall influence
#369 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

83%

Graduation

72%

Student body

27K

Median SAT/ACT

1225/25

Iowa City, IA

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Drake University
#4

Drake University

#756 institution's overall influence
#677 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$41K

Acceptance

68%

Graduation

77%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1250/27

Des Moines, IA

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Iowa State University
#5

Iowa State University

#194 institution's overall influence
#1077 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

91%

Graduation

74%

Student body

33K

Median SAT/ACT

1213/25

Ames, IA

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Cornell College
#6

Cornell College

#1511 institution's overall influence
#767 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$42K

Acceptance

61%

Graduation

68%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1200/26

Mount Vernon, IA

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Graceland University
#7

Graceland University

#2238 institution's overall influence
#687 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$29K

Acceptance

58%

Graduation

43%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1030/20

Lamoni, IA

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Iowa Wesleyan College
#8

Iowa Wesleyan College

#1679 institution's overall influence
#1003 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$25K

Acceptance

58%

Graduation

26%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

994/21

Mount Pleasant, IA

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Wartburg College
#9

Wartburg College

#2194 institution's overall influence
#250 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$41K

Acceptance

76%

Graduation

69%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1090/23

Waverly, IA

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Coe College
#10

Coe College

#1338 institution's overall influence
#615 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$44K

Acceptance

67%

Graduation

67%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1189/25

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Maharishi International University
#11

Maharishi International University

#1973 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$17K

Acceptance

100%

Graduation

58%

Student body

2K

Fairfield, IA

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Loras College
#12

Loras College

#2110 institution's overall influence
#712 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$34K

Acceptance

93%

Graduation

71%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1090/22

Dubuque, IA

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William Penn University
#13

William Penn University

#1924 institution's overall influence
#1315 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$26K

Acceptance

55%

Graduation

30%

Student body

1K

Oskaloosa, IA

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Morningside College
#14

Morningside College

#1949 institution's overall influence
#298 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$32K

Acceptance

58%

Graduation

54%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

/22

Sioux City, IA

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Luther College
#15

Luther College

#1665 institution's overall influence
#845 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$42K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

79%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1180/26

Decorah, IA

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University of Northern Iowa
#16

University of Northern Iowa

#1547 institution's overall influence
#1433 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$9K

Acceptance

81%

Graduation

65%

Student body

10K

Median SAT/ACT

1110/23

Cedar Falls, IA

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Dordt University
#17

Dordt University

#6647 institution's overall influence
#1376 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$31K

Acceptance

73%

Graduation

69%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1210/25

Sioux Center, IA

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Northwestern College
#18

Northwestern College

#4251 institution's overall influence
#929 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$31K

Acceptance

71%

Graduation

64%

Student body

1K

Median SAT/ACT

1150/24

Orange City, IA

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Mount Mercy University
#19

Mount Mercy University

#6067 institution's overall influence
#1367 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$32K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

58%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

/22

Cedar Rapids, IA

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University of Dubuque
#20

University of Dubuque

#4337 institution's overall influence
#1050 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$34K

Acceptance

73%

Graduation

45%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

975/19

Dubuque, IA

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Simpson College
#21

Simpson College

#3725 institution's overall influence
#836 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$39K

Acceptance

84%

Graduation

63%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1150/22

Indianola, IA

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Kaplan University
#22

Kaplan University

#2025 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$14K

0

Student body

36K

Davenport, IA

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Buena Vista University
#23

Buena Vista University

#6911 institution's overall influence
#618 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$34K

Acceptance

57%

Graduation

53%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1030/21

Storm Lake, IA

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Waldorf University
#24

Waldorf University

#5457 institution's overall influence
#708 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$22K

Acceptance

75%

Graduation

21%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1015/19

Forest City, IA

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Grand View University
#25

Grand View University

#6858 institution's overall influence
#586 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$28K

Acceptance

92%

Graduation

48%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1015/20

Des Moines, IA

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St. Ambrose University
#26

St. Ambrose University

#3987 institution's overall influence
#465 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$31K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

63%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1105/23

Davenport, IA

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Upper Iowa University
#27

Upper Iowa University

#2084 institution's overall influence
#319 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$30K

Acceptance

50%

Graduation

44%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1052/20

Fayette, IA

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Briar Cliff University
#28

Briar Cliff University

#9518 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$31K

Graduation

44%

Student body

<1K

Sioux City, IA

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