University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate
24,132
Students Applied
68%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1052
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1 May 1
Spring Regular Decision November 15 November 15
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
58%
Out-Of-State Students
36%
US States Represented
53
Countries Represented
61
87%
Submitting ACT
27%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1235
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
550
75th
660
Reading
25th
560
75th
650
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
58%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
33
Top 25%
64
Top 50%
92
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
241
$30k - $48k
171
$48k - $75k
284
$75k - $110k
339
$110k+
648

Admissions Resources

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Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 319-335-3847
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.94 Average Rating
Keep your GPA and Class Rank up to get the RAI score of 255 for out-of-state students and 245 for in-state students.
Ashley
Finish your foreign language in high school. One requirement for most majors here is four semesters of a foreign language. Because there are so many other great classes to experience and foreign languages take up a lot of the semester, I recommend that students take that foreign language in high school, if possible.
Rachel from Fredericksburg, IA
As a student coming into the University of Iowa, one important piece of advice I would follow is to get involved in a school activity or group whether it's something as big as Dance Marathon or a smaller club. Joining any group is a great opportunity to meet other students and become more involved.
Lorena from La Grange Park, IL
I would recommend future students to participate in extracurricular activities provided by the University of Iowa. They are a great way to get away from the books and allow you to take a break from all of the studying that is required at college.
Kelly from Tiffin, IA
Pick the school that you feel is right for you and that you have fallen in love with. It may seem like an impossible decision, but in the end you will know where you belong! Don't stress out too much and just enjoy your search for the perfect college for you.
Emily
Get your football season tickets and housing application in early. If you're a business student then definitely live on the East side of the river. Don't be afraid to try new things and meet new people.
Jacob from Elmhurst, IL
Put high school or community college behind you right away mentally. Being at a large University like Iowa is a completely different world than what you're used to. That might sound terrifying, but it's actually exhilarating. There are so many opportunities available to you that can completely change your life, but you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone! Go Greek, join a few too many clubs, take a class you never would have taken in high school, wander around downtown. Make the most of your time on your visits and in your first few weeks; if you take chances here, they'll pay off eventually.
Definitley have University of Iowa on your list of colleges to view. It is a nation-wide known university and people come from all over the world to attend here. I can't even describe how amazing this school it is, you really have to see it for yourself.
Kevin from Crystal Lake, IL
Are you scared of a big school? Don't let that be the reason you don't attend The University of Iowa. You can let the school feel as big or as small as you want. Depending on your major, there might be classes where you can't get out of attending big lectures, but if you sit in the first few rows, you completely forget that there are people behind you! Scared you won't make friends? Sign up for Greek Recruitment! Even if you are 100% positive you won't join greek life, you will make lots of friends through the process of recruitment! It's inevitable.
Melanie

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