A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Iowa is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
Website
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University of Iowa Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1020-1320
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$14,161/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,259/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,753/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,418/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,607/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,268/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.167 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.178 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,868Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 123 responses
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  • Friendly
    33%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Average
    13%
  • Carefree
    13%
  • Foreign
    7%
  • Fun!
    4%
  • Basic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.237 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.274 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • Pride
    37%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Parties
    11%
  • Freedom
    9%
  • Large
    7%
  • Opportunity
    7%
  • Prestiguous
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.127 responses
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What I love about the University of Iowa are the (I)nnovative brains and talents that have gone into spurring creativity and inclusion across campus, from student organizations to local events. The (O)riginality when it comes to sharing news and events that not only include college students, but also families in the Iowa City area brings the whole campus together. The (W)ill to teach and be tought through professors, advisors, and event students has led to wonderful opportunities which I have had the privilege of experiencing
in research and study abroad. The positive (A)ttitudes that I surround myself with but also run into on campus has made for a welcoming ambient that even further radiates the Hawkeye pride!
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Having grown up in Iowa City for most of my life, I've always watched the life of UIowa students from the outside. Now, I am seeing the town from a whole new perspective as a student. Campus is set up in a very reasonable fashion making classes easily accessible. The pentacrest makes up the center of campus and is right downtown next to bars, the ped mall, and old Capitol mall. The night scene at UI is exactly what you'd expect with a top party school. You can find people at the bars almost every day of the week having a great time! Student interactions are promoted through many diverse clubs and Greek life. Courses are interesting, ranging from ones about Chinese ghosts to the opposite spectrum of organic chemistry. Professors are helpful if you are willing to ask for the help and are generally nice and approachable individuals. That being said, some classes are still challenging and definitely worth putting time into if you want to succeed.
I have attended many of the universities summer camps over the past few years including a percussion immersion camp, the new Voxman building is beautiful and a much needed addition. My friends and I have also attended STEM camps and learned and used technology that is now being used to advance medical work, it was an awesome experience to go in the 'submarine', play precision accuracy games with surgical robots and visit the helicopter pad. The annual Dance Marathon is an amazing organization and I always look forward to attending and volunteering; my mother and I have brought the mini dance marathon back to my previous elementary school in honor of a student that passed away from Ewig Sarcoma. Iowa is doing great things!