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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
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
108 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
About University of Iowa...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
From University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with 32,948 students from 114 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, one of America’s most beloved college towns. Home to one of the most acclaimed academic medical centers in the U.S. and the world-renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop, the UI offers more than 200 majors, minors, and certificates to help students create their own path of study.

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

Application Deadline
May 1
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
1120-1330
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,817/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,832/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.167 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.200 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.200 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,222Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,281
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 145 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Average
    13%
  • Carefree
    11%
  • Foreign
    6%
  • Basic
    4%
  • Fun!
    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.259 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.296 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • Pride
    33%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Opportunity
    12%
  • Parties
    10%
  • Large
    7%
  • Freedom
    7%
  • Prestiguous
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $51,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    73%
    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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    University of Iowa Reviews

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    As a freshman at the University of Iowa, I can say that I have already been enveloped into a welcoming and cultural community. I love the University of Iowa because it provides many opportunities for all of its students by providing hundreds of clubs, nice facilities, and programs that lead students in the right direction for their future. Not only is Iowa interested in creating a great academic life, they strive to make extracurricular activities a community ordeal. Game days never fail to fill the streets and stands with thousands of Hawkeye fans, making a Big 10 school feel like a smaller community. I will always be grateful that I chose the University of Iowa to study my major. Go Hawks!
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    I absolutely love being at the University of Iowa! I am a first year, and am glad that I chose to attend Iowa. The surrounding area is fabulous, the town is only 1 block from the campus. The town has both a small, old town feeling as well as a modern feeling in parts. It is always thriving with people having a good time. The sports here are phenomenal; There is a feeling of electricity in the air from both the student section, as well as the general public, when the Hawkeyes perform in anything. The whole surrounding area has pride for UIowa.The dorms are a great experience, allowing one to make great life-long friends as well as get your school work done. Overall, I would say that the University of Iowa is a really good choice school if you are looking where to go. Not just for the school, but also the surrounding area. Iowa is definitely worth your time to come take a look! You won’t be disappointed!
    This college has an amazing hospital and has inspired me to pursue a degree in Pediatrics after working for the University of Iowa Hospital! This college is preparing me well to attend a great medical school to help me achieve my goal of being a doctor through rigorous curriculum and well rounded professors. Outside of the classroom, University of Iowa has a great social scene with lots of different clubs. One such club I am apart of is the food club where we eat different foods around campus every week!