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Most Favored Iowa Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Iowa. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school.
Maharishi International University, has the highest yield rate of 69.09% for academic year 2021-2022 in Iowa. Grinnell College is positioned second with 42.99% yield and William Penn University follows them with 42%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Iowa.
Most Favored Iowa Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2022)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Maharishi International University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsFairfield, IA
69.09% 58 55 38 94.83%
2Grinnell College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsGrinnell, IA
42.99% 10,513 1,156 497 11.00%
3William Penn University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsOskaloosa, IA
42.04% 1,387 804 338 57.97%
4University of Northern Iowa
Public, four-yearsCedar Falls, IA
37.99% 4,772 4,104 1,559 86.00%
5Dordt University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsSioux Center, IA
37.97% 1,595 1,164 442 72.98%
6Iowa State University
Public, four-yearsAmes, IA
29.00% 20,357 18,525 5,372 91.00%
7Northwestern College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsOrange City, IA
27.95% 1,172 973 272 83.02%
8Simpson College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsIndianola, IA
23.97% 1,330 1,210 290 90.98%
9University of Iowa
Public, four-yearsIowa City, IA
23.00% 22,434 19,293 4,437 86.00%
10University of Dubuque
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsDubuque, IA
23.00% 1,905 1,448 333 76.01%