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Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
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.

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University of Iowa Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
May 3
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
1130-1340
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,008 / 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
$9,754 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 209 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 209 responses

Majors

Health Sciences at Iowa

At Iowa, discovery is a hands-on job. We don’t just talk about trying to cure cancer or diabetes or blindness. We get in the lab and try new treatments. So whether you’re interested in medicine, pharmacy, biology, nursing, public health, neuroscience, or chemistry, there are countless ways to participate in direct, hands-on research at one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country.

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • All
    4%
  • None
    43%
  • Some
    53%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,212 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,270
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 151 responses
  • Friendly
    36%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Average
    13%
  • Carefree
    11%
  • Foreign
    6%
  • Basic
    4%
  • Fun!
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 268 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 305 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 145 responses
  • Pride
    32%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Opportunity
    12%
  • Parties
    10%
  • Large
    8%
  • Freedom
    7%
  • Perfect
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,900 / 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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