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Statistics of our SUMR Applicant Pools (2019 & 2020)

What are the qualifications of our applicants?


Grade point average is only one factor in choosing participants. 
However, it's not the be all and end all for an applicant. 
We use a ranking form in which of the 28 possible points, but only 1-5 are generated by grade point average.

Quantifying research experience is especially difficult.  Below are the four groups that we use to score research experience.


Where are these applicants located?  Are they mostly Iowans or University of Iowa Students?

We generally receive 25% to 30% of our applications from students attending an Iowa college or university, including the Uniersity of Iowa.  However, since we only enroll 10 participants a year, we are forced to limit University of Iowa students to two or less each year.


Some states that we receive a higher percentage of applications from include California, Florida, Minnesota, New York, and Texas.


Undergraduate institutions frequently represented:

University of Arkansas Fort Smith AK
Troy University AL
Biola University CA
California State University Long Beach CA
California State University, Bakersfield CA
Claremong McKenna College CA
Humboldt State University CA
Scripps College CA
Univeristy of California, Berkeley CA
Colorado College CO
Metropolitan State University of Denver CO
Florida International University FL
Florida State University FL
University of Miami FL
University of South Florida FL
Georgia Gwinnett College GA
Georgia Institute of Technology GA
Kennesaw State University GA
Central College IA
Drake University IA
Grinnell College IA
Iowa State University IA
Luther College IA
Mount Mercy University IA
St. Ambrose University IA
University of Dubuque IA
University of Iowa IA
University of Northern Iowa IA
Wartburg College IA
Loyola University Chicago IL
Marquette University IL
North Central College IL
Northeastern Illinois University IL
Quincy University IL
Southern Illinois University IL
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign IL
Purdue University IN
Saint Mary's College of Notre Dame IN
University of Evansville IN
University of Notre Dame IN
Benedictine College KS
Tulane University LA
Xavier University of Louisiana LA
Amherst College MA
Mount Holyoke College MA
Williams College MA
Johns Hopkins University MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD
Bowdoin College ME
Grand Valley State University MI
Hillsdale College MI
Hope College MI
University of Michigan MI
Wayne State University MI
College of Saint Benedict MN
College of St. Scholastica MN
Concordia College MN
Saint John's University MN
St. Olaf College MN
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities MN
Missouri University of Science and Technology MO
Truman State University MO
Elon University NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC
North Dakota State University ND
Creighton University NE
Nebraska Wesleyan University NE
University of Nebraska Lincoln NE
College of New Jersey NJ
Rutgers University NJ
University of New Mexico NM
Columbia University NY
Cornell University NY
Hofstra University NY
New York University NY
University at Buffalo NY
Capital University OH
Malone University OH
Oberlin College OH
Ohio State University OH
Oklahoma Baptist University OK
University of Oklahoma OK
University of Oregon OR
Bucknell University PA
Geneva College PA
Juniata College PA
Pennsylvania State University PA
University of Pittsburgh PA
Westminster College PA
University of Puerto Rico at Ponce PR
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus PR
Claflin University SC
Clemson University SC
Newberry College SC
Wofford College SC
Augustana University SD
Vanderbilt University TN
Houston Baptist University TX
St. Edward's University TX
St. Mary's University TX
Texas A&M University TX
Texas Christian University TX
University of Texas TX
University of Utah UT
Earlham College VA
University of Richmond VA
Virginia Commonwealth University VA
Virginia Tech VA
University of the Virgin Islands VI
Pacific Lutheran University WA
Carthage College WI
University of Wisconsin WI