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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
  • 5
  • Alexis
  • Feb-16-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I've eaten in Iowa's dining halls before and the food is fantastic!

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    Hillcrest dining hall is better than Burge, but other than that there really are no issues here. As someone who eats clean and healthy, I was initially concerned that the dining at a big school wouldn't meet my needs, but I was wrong. Everyday there are a variety of fresh veggies and fruits available, and healthy meal options that are delicious. There's also a big variety, since you can eat at either Hillcrest or Burge dining halls or other meal-deal option places in Papajohn Business Building, the IMU, or the c-stores.

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  • 3
  • Addison from Ames, IA
  • Jan-08-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is okay. I will tell you it is not the best and you will get sick of it but there are some things that are good.

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  • 4
  • Kaitlyn from North Liberty, IA
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    There are 2 dining halls at Iowa - Burge, on the east side, and Hillcrest, on the west side. Burge tends to be the better of the two, especially with regards to pasta and pizza. Hillcrest does some great grilled chicken, though. As to be expected, you get sick of dining hall food fast, but it isn't incredibly horrible to eat on campus.

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  • 3
  • hawkeye
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    If you are eating in the dining halls, Hillcrest is better than Burge, but the River Room Cafe is my favorite place to get food using meal swipes. The food downtown is pretty good too.

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  • 4
  • Yufei from China
  • Dec-02-2014 I am a current student here

    you get a meal plan if you live on campus. There are plenty of healthy choices.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-15-2015 I am a current student here

    GO GREEK. I never thought I would be saying that, but joining my organization was the best decision I've made so far. Originally, I believed that sororities were just like the rumors, movies, and stereotypes depict them to be; bratty, catty, snobbish rich girls who pay for their friends, only care about drinks and boys, and think they're better than everyone else. I couldn't have been more wrong! I made some of my best friends rushing and joining my sorority, and I've had so many opportunities from it. We're dedicated to our philanthropy and service, career building, academics, and extracurricular participation in addition to having fun. At Iowa, greek life is strong and has a great standing as a group of young men and women getting ready to help the world. Sure, we love to have fun, too, but who doesn't?

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  • 0
  • Addison from Ames, IA
  • Jan-08-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life has really formed my college experience. I have met so many people and will have life long friends. I even met one of my closest friends going though recruitment. Greek life gives you so many leadership opportunities and a good way to build your communication skills. It's also really cool to meet people from the same house at different places in the world. I would highly recommend people to just try it and go through recruitment and if they don't like it, it is okay to drop.

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  • 0
  • hawkeye
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Isn't too big, but I've heard from people who say they like it.

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  • 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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