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Overall Niche Grade
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  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+
About University of Iowa...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
108 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242

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
84%
    SAT Range
    1020-1320
    ACT Range
    23-28
    Application Fee
    $40
    SAT/ACT
    Required
    High School GPA
    Required
    Accepts Common App
    Yes

    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
    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
    63%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.184 responses
    52%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.184 responses

    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 129 responses
    Report
    • Friendly
      34%
    • Unique
      22%
    • Average
      13%
    • Carefree
      12%
    • 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.243 responses
    Poll
    65%
    of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.280 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 120 responses
    Report
    • Pride
      35%
    • Diverse
      14%
    • Parties
      12%
    • Opportunity
      8%
    • Freedom
      8%
    • Large
      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.