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2023 Best Test Optional Colleges in Iowa

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  2. #4 Best Test Optional Colleges in Iowa.

    Drake University

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    4 Year,

    DES MOINES, IA,

    964 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says The best part of my Drake experience is that they catered to the phase of my life I was in. For the first two years, I was provided a lot of hands-on experience and guidance from trusted advisors.....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $30,321,

    SAT Range: 1110-1340,

  3. #5 Best Test Optional Colleges in Iowa.

    Dordt University

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    4 Year,

    SIOUX CENTER, IA,

    412 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Dordt has been a fantastic school for me. I am in the education program and truly feel that I am getting the best education I can. I really appreciate the small class sizes offered at Dordt because....

    Read 412 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 72%,

    Net Price: $25,982,

    SAT Range: 1060-1330,

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  5. #7 Best Test Optional Colleges in Iowa.

    Luther College

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    4 Year,

    DECORAH, IA,

    755 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Luther College is nestled in beautiful Decorah, Iowa. The campus is absolutely wonderful! Buildings are all easy to get to and kept up wonderfully. It is a smaller college and teachers/ professors...I transferred in my Junior year and they worked well with my Community college. Due to my excellent grades, I was able to obtain scholarships and pay less for two years at Luther than I would have...I was also easily able to transfer some credits into my Graduate program so that I could take the Advanced standing MSW degree.I would highly recommend Luther College! Decorah has so much to offer and the scenery is breathtaking!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 64%,

    Net Price: $25,291,

    SAT Range: 1030-1280,

  6. #11 Best Test Optional Colleges in Iowa.

    Cornell College

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    4 Year,

    MOUNT VERNON, IA,

    740 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am from San Francisco, and it was a very big change going from California to Iowa but Cornell College really made it feel easy, except for the snow and the cold! I love most of the professors and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 82%,

    Net Price: $25,028,

    SAT Range: 1060-1280,

  7. Southeastern Community College - Iowa

    2 Year,

    WEST BURLINGTON, IA,

    211 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says SCC has an excellent sports program for a two-year school. Coaches and Professors work together to help student athletes and the smaller class sizes definitely help them meet individual needs more...For students not involved in sports, the professors are still flexible and the college itself is set up extremely well to help students of all backgrounds thrive, with plenty of programs available...As usual, there were a few bad apples, and as a small school SCC doesn't have the funding to do everything other schools can, but it does its best with what is available, and I greatly enjoyed my....

    Read 211 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $6,719,

  8. #13 Best Test Optional Colleges in Iowa.

    Buena Vista University

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    4 Year,

    STORM LAKE, IA,

    353 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I personally greatly enjoyed how open the campus is as well as how inviting and friendly the students and faculty are. I also like how they have their weight room set up and how they personalize....

    Read 353 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $18,300,

    SAT Range: 930-1110,

  9. Northwest Iowa Community College

    2 Year,

    SHELDON, IA,

    70 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says In my last years of high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do for a career. My mom suggested powerline, as she works for the City of Forest City, and all of their linemen are outdoorsmen like me, and they love their jobs. I gave it a lot of thought, then decided to apply....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $10,395,

  10. Wartburg College

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    4 Year,

    WAVERLY, IA,

    626 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says My experience at Wartburg positively changed who I was as a person primarily because of the community and amount of support that faculty and staff put into their students: the effort you put in you....

    Read 626 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 72%,

    Net Price: $23,248,

    SAT Range: 970-1200,

  11. Coe College

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    4 Year,

    CEDAR RAPIDS, IA,

    511 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I am Currently going into my junior year at Coe and I have had an amazing time here. Despite us being in a pandemic Coe has managed to give it's students the college experience while still keeping....

    Read 511 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 81%,

    Net Price: $21,155,

    SAT Range: 1080-1300,

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