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
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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.175 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,911Undergrads
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 120 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Average
    13%
  • Carefree
    13%
  • Foreign
    8%
  • 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.234 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.271 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Pride
    38%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Parties
    12%
  • Freedom
    9%
  • Large
    6%
  • Opportunity
    5%
  • 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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I like that the University of Iowa gives students many opportunities to get involved with the community. Residence halls offer events to help students relax. Employers on campus are flexible about working hours. This university has great tutoring and supplemental instruction services. The TAs are usually very helpful. The people are nice as well. The campus has a lot of trees, sculptures, and has quotes engraved in the sidewalks! Plus a lot of bookstores and great dining options.
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The University is amazing! The academics are great and there is a huge amount of support, opportunities, involvements, and events for students of all ages all the time. The staff is great and the people are even better. Athletics are incredible and the facilities, school pride, and atmosphere is second to none. I have made lots of friends and there have been lots of professional networking opportunities as well. This school is the best kept secret in the USA.
I've had a great experience with UofI . As a transfer student, I wish they would expand their orientation days to include a tour of the campus because when I first got here, a group of classmates and I planned on organizing a study group at the library, and I didn't even know where the main library was located! Nor do I know where the main cafeteria is, and I found out on my own where financial aid, the gift shop were located. But to this day I am not the one that should be contacted in hopes of receiving directions! On the flip side, people here are very friendly, and have been more than helpful when I get lost.