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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Iowa is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
Website

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
81%
SAT Scores Range
1000-1320
ACT Scores Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Iowa

Cost

Net Price
$14,315/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,584/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,751/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,719/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,575/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,256/ year

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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.173 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.173 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,546Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    32%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Average
    14%
  • Carefree
    14%
  • Foreign
    8%
  • 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.232 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.269 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Pride
    39%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Parties
    12%
  • Freedom
    9%
  • Large
    6%
  • Prestiguous
    6%
  • Opportunity
    5%

After University of Iowa

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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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My experience at the University of Iowa has been outstanding. I thoroughly enjoy the campus, student life, and all that surrounds the University of Iowa. The University strives to create a diverse environment and I feel that they have done as exceptional job thus far. I love that the University offers many student employment positions. As a student who works within Residence Education I feel that the University accommodates my needs not only as an employee, but also as a student. One of my favorite activities to do in Iowa City is attending sporting events to cheer on my fellow Hawkeyes! I like attending the events because the University does an excellent job creating a safe and welcoming environment for students and community members to come together. I'm more than excited to spend the next few years of my life attending this institution. I wouldn't trade my time at the University of Iowa for anything!
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The University of Iowa has a lively and energetic campus. There is always something going on, it is quite easy to find a variety of different clubs/organizations/events that may spark your interest. The professors are genuinely dedicated towards their students, they actually treat you as if you were their only student through their sincere consideration and effort. Great school academically and socially!
When it comes to student involvement in sports, its so easy! There are so many different intramural sports teams that are offered. I myself played intramural soccer my freshman year and had a blast. When it comes to the varsity teams, it really can not get much better than how it is at Iowa. Last season our football team went 12-0 in the regular season and game days were incredible. Even when the seasons aren't as perfect as it was, Iowa students always have a tremendous amount of pride in the teams and school.