University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA, USA
3.96 Average Rating

Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa is a 4-year public research institution in Iowa City and Iowa’s first institution of higher education. Iowa grants undergraduate degrees in over 200 academic majors, minors, and certificate programs. Additionally, Iowa is the first university to recognize an LGBT student group and its campus is home to the first coed medical school in the country. For literary minded students, the university hosts the famous Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2018 November 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
50%
Out-Of-State Students
42%
92%
Submitting ACT
8%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1164
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
32,948
Total Number of Undergrads
23,989
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
50%
20-39 Students
31%
40-99 Students
11%
100+ Students
5%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,085
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,267
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,233
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,172
Books and Supplies
$950

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
81%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,208
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
81%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,002
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,501

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
46%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,238
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,616
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$224
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
431
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
28%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Hawkeyes
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Ten Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Iowa City
Chicago
Des Moines
Cedar Rapids
Minneapolis
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
66%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
The University of Iowa is definitely the perfect school for me. My professors and TAs strive to make my classes interesting and challenging so that I want to learn the material. Beyond academics, Iowa has so many diverse extracurricular opportunities available that it is almost impossible not to find your perfect place here right away.
The education is top-notch here at U of Iowa. The campus is beautiful and it's a Big Ten school with a small school feeling. At University of Iowa you will really feel like it's your home away from home.
Kevin from Crystal Lake, IL
From tailgating, downtown Iowa City, and a beautiful campus... The University of Iowa is the PERFECT college town. The professors care about you, even in a class of 300. There's so many opportunities, you WILL find the place you fit in.
Melanie
Iowa is a school full of spirit and wonderful academics! There are so many useful resources around the campus. This school has something to offer for everyone.
Ashley
The English department at this school is a very well-developed program. The countless classes offered provide students with fantastic opportunities to pursue the things they love regarding English. Professors are all concerned for the well-being and success of each student and are all willing to work with students in order to help them reach their full potential.
Rachel from Fredericksburg, IA
The University of Iowa is a fantastic place to go to gain a higher education. Many of my family members have attended and absolutely loved it. I am very excited to be attending Iowa this fall.
Alexis