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University of Iowa Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,088 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 100 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $770,086)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $188,585)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 90 133 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 15 12 - Yes
Field Hockey - 18 - -
Football 126 - - -
Golf 11 8 - Yes
Gymnastics 17 17 - -
Rowing - 96 Yes -
Soccer - 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 31 37 - -
Tennis 14 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Wrestling 41 - Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.6%
Hispanic 3.2%
Non-resident alien 8.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.8%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 118
Liquor Law Violation 175
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 39

Notable Alumni

  • Ashton Kutcher (Attended, but did not graduate), Actor
  • Cody Diablo (Class of '00), Screenwriter, best known for Juno
  • E.F. Linquist (Class of '27), Co-founder of American College Testing (ACT)
  • Gene Wilder (Class of '55), Actor
  • James Van Allen (Class of '36), World famous physicist and discoverer of two radiation belts that surround the earth
  • Mildred Wirt Benson (Class '25), Creator of the Nancy Drew mystery stories, wrote under the pen name Carolyn Keene
  • Tennessee Williams (Class of '38), World famous author, whose works include A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • George Gallup (Class of '23), Founder of the Gallup Poll
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sarah from Dubuque, IA
  • 3
  • dorm life is loads of fun but it is very expensive. also be ready to share bathrooms. don't fall into unhealthy habits with the buffet style of the cafeteria. take…

  • Feb-13-2012 Read More
  • Kevin from Crystal Lake, IL
  • 5
  • The dorms are much bigger here than any other college I looked at. Not only that, but the communities you build in your dorm will last you through college and…

  • May-10-2012 Read More
  • Katherine from Iowa City, IA
  • 4
  • The University of Iowa offers a lot of scholarships and work-study programs to help you pay for school. With tuition and everything included, we have some of the best professors,…

  • May-25-2012 Read More
  • Zach from Altoona, IA
  • 4
  • I personally did not live in a dorm my first year of college. I did get the opportunity to spend time with friends at their dorms and found it very…

  • Jul-27-2012 Read More
  • Anna from IA
  • 4
  • The dorm life worked out really well. Some nights were noisy, but I chalked that up to an average college experience. But again, be prepared to participate, as…

  • Jan-29-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Autumn from Eden Prairie, MN
  • Jun-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Food menu can get a little predictable sometimes, but there are a lot of choices in the two marketplaces. Besides that, there are C Stores and plenty of places on campus to get food. The dining halls aren't too bad, but if they don't have what you're looking for then something else around might. There are also plenty of restaurants downtown.

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  • 5
  • Travis from Sioux City, IA
  • May-13-2014 I am a past student here

    The food and dining is amazing, but the selection is limited during the weekends. Some foods and drinks are pulled a few days before a break/end of the semester. If you have a meal plan, it was recently changed from so many meals a week to so many per semester. It is definitely an improvement over my parentÂ?s house for food and the dining.

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  • 4
  • Ashley from Iowa City, IA
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a current student here

    The flood of 2008 did some damage to the Iowa Memorial Union, but it will be fully restored in 2015 with even more dining options and study spaces for students! Other dining options are available in the dorm halls. It's a little spendy (to be expected with on-campus dining), but the food is good and there are lots of options.

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  • 4
  • Mischelle from Hinsdale, IL
  • Mar-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of Iowa holds a very distinct food line where you can never get bored and still have a handful of choices to eat from every day. The deserts, unlimited access to ice cream and waffles is heavenly.

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  • 4
  • Kimberly from Iowa City, IA
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is surprisingly good. It does get old after awhile but the variety could be way worse. It is very clean and very organized. The meal plans are definately a good idea.

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  • 2
  • Rhiannon from Iowa City, IA
  • Feb-09-2014 I am a current student here

    I could live without going to the campus dining halls, I normally cook my own dinners, or rely on Chipotle, which is right on campus, so it works out perfectly.

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  • 4
  • Barbara from Iowa City, IA
  • Feb-02-2014 I am a current student here

    I would give 5 stars, but the lines are so long and I have run out of patience. The food is good, but try not to eat there everyday/every meal or else you'll get tired of it.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Mischelle from Hinsdale, IL
  • Mar-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The greek life is very strong here, the houses are flawless, the recruiters are very welcoming and there is a sorority or a fraternity for every individual.

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  • 0
  • Samantha from Iowa City, IA
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Iowa is very big on Greek life and there are many sororities and fraternities so you are bound to find one that you fit into if you are interested in Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Davenport, IA
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    I am a part of Zeta Tau Alpha and it has been the best experience of my life. Not only my sorority but all the sororities on campus are wonderful and a fantastic way to make life-long friends. It was definitely the best choice of my college career to make. Although, many students are not a part of the Greek Life and it is not a problem for them to also enjoy college because so many students do not choose to participate in it and they still love Iowa.

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