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Regent Admissions Index

 

RAI Calculator

 


Effective fall semester 2009, freshman applicants who wish to enter the Regent Universities (UNI, Iowa, & Iowa State) will be held to the new Regent Admission Index (RAI) requirement. The RAI score is based upon four factors: ACT composite score, high school class rank, cumulative high school grade point average, and the number of high school courses completed in the core subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.

RAI Calculation:

(2 x ACT composite score)
+ (1 x high school percentile rank)
+ (20 x high school GPA)
+ (5 x total number of core courses completed in high school)
= Your RAI Score

Applicants who complete the minimum high school course requirements and who achieve an RAI score of at least 245 will automatically qualify for admission to any of the Iowa Regent Universities. Applicants who complete the minimum high school course requirements and who achieve less than a 245 RAI score may still be admitted to a specific Regent University; however, these applicants will be reviewed on an individual basis and the admission decision will be specific to each institution. The new index places greater emphasis on your high school course selections. The more core courses you take, the higher your RAI score. Plan your high school courses carefully.

Colleges

 

Iowa Postsecondary Institutions

 

Community Colleges

  • May offer an associate's (two-year) degree, certificate or diploma program.
  • Specialized occupational preparation.
  • Many students attend before transferring to a four-year college or university.
  • Class size is generally small and students are able to receive individual attention.
  • An affordable option.

Clinton Community College


Des Moines Area Community College


Ellsworth Community College


Hawkeye Community College


Indian Hills Community College


Iowa Central Community College

 Iowa Lakes Community College


Iowa Western Community College


Kirkwood Community College


Marshalltown Community College 


Muscatine Community College 


North Iowa Area Community College   

Northeast Iowa Community College 


Northwest Iowa Community College

 
Scott Community College 


Southeastern Community College 


Southwestern Community College


Western Iowa Tech Community College

 

Heath Profession Institutions

  • May offer several levels of degrees (certificate, associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctorate).
  • Programs offered may include heath care administration and management; nursing, chiropractic and osteopathic medicine.
  • Class size varies by institution.
  • Length of program varies by major.
Allen College 
Des Moines University  

Mercy College of Health Sciences
Palmer College of Chiropractic  

St. Luke's College

 

Private Colleges/Universities

  • Offer undergraduate students a bachelor's (four-year) or associate's (two-year) degree.
  • Broad base of courses are available (such as social sciences, humanities, sciences and business).
  • Courses of study begin with general education requirements; students choose at least one area of in-depth study as their major.
  • Total enrollment is lower than at Iowa Regent Universities.

AIB College of Business 


Ashford University


Briar Cliff University


Buena Vista University 


Central College


Clarke College


Coe College 


Cornell College


Divine World College


Dordt College 


Drake University

University of Dubuque 


Emmaus Bible College


Faith Baptist Bible College


Graceland University 


Grand View College 


Grinnell College


Iowa Wesleyan College 


Kaplan University 


Loras College 


Luther College 


Maharishi University of Management

Morningside College 


Mount Mercy College 


Northwestern College 


Simpson College 


St. Ambrose University 


Upper Iowa University 


Vennard College 


Waldorf College 


Wartburg College 


William Penn University

 

Regent Universities

  • Offer several levels of degrees (bachelor's, master's and doctorate).
  • Include a liberal arts college as well as professional colleges and graduate programs.
  • Divided into several colleges such as the College of Business or the College of Education.
  • Wide variety of academic programs.
  • In general, universities are larger than liberal arts colleges (although there are smaller universities) with larger classes.
  • Classes are often taught in a lecture format.
Iowa State University University of Iowa University of Northern Iowa