University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

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

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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%

Faculty Overview

0
100
88%
Faculty With
Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
45%
54%
Ethnicity

African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
White
80%
Hispanic
3%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
I was a student who never felt challenged in high school. That changed entirely once I came to college. Instead of being surrounded by a wide array of academic abilities, everyone is in classes with students very similar to themselves, and that creates a really competitive atmosphere. It's hard not to get discouraged learning how to study or write better as an adult, but you adapt and it gets easier. Iowa helps, too. The professors and classes are tough, but profs and TAs are willing to work with anyone who asks for it. There are other resources, too, like dorm study sessions, success coaches, Math Lab, Writing Workshop, and so much more.
The courses here are challenging as with most Big Ten schools. However, if you put forth effort there is no reason that you won't succeed. Don't slack off!
Kevin from Crystal Lake, IL
The classes are only as hard as you make them. If you maintain perfect attendance, I promise you that you won't fail. There are definitely weed-out classes for Nursing/Pre-med students. Just be prepared! Go to your Professors Office Hours... they want to help you! You won't have troubles finding a place to study, the library if perfect and the higher the floor, the quieter it gets.
Melanie
I know that Iowa has many different programs and they all vary based on academic rigor. I've heard that the nursing and engineering programs are top-notch.
Ashley
The courses are all challenging and require that students work hard. This is beneficial because it truly prepares students for their future careers. The professors all provide office hours in which students can go if they feel like they are falling behind.
Rachel from Fredericksburg, IA
Iowa has many courses to choose from, a fantastic library available for use, and plenty of tutors willing to help out.
Alexis