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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Iowa is a highly rated public university located in Iowa City, Iowa in the Cedar Rapids Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 20,868 undergraduate students. The Iowa acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Finance, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 72% of students, Iowa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,300.
About University of Iowa...
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

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
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Academics

Professors
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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.183 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.183 responses
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Majors

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 128 responses
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  • Friendly
    34%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Average
    13%
  • Carefree
    13%
  • Foreign
    7%
  • Fun!
    4%
  • Basic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.242 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.279 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 119 responses
Report
  • Pride
    35%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Parties
    12%
  • Freedom
    8%
  • Large
    8%
  • Opportunity
    8%
  • 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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I love going to the University of Iowa! The campus, sports arenas, downtown area, and whole aspect of Iowa City is amazing and close knit. When walking around an airport with a Hawkeye shirt on, there is no doubt that someone will see it and say "Go Hawks." The professors go above and beyond, while challenging you, but also encouraging you. Sports brings the whole area of Iowa City together. The atmosphere during football season is like no other, and the First Quarter Wave brings us closer to the awesome kiddos at the University of Iowa Stead Family Childrens Hospital. The only thing I would change about the University of Iowa is offering and making more parking available. Overall, I love my school!
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.