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Tuition & Fees

$9,119

$28,449

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,363
Declined + 4,281
Total Received 21,644
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Inter-Departmental Studies
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

The University of Iowa, founded in 1847, is a public, comprehensive institution. Its 1,700-acre campus is located on the Iowa River in Iowa City, 24 miles from Cedar Rapids.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 31,065
Established in 1847
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Codes

SAT 6681
ACT 1356

Social Networks

Public

21,974

undergraduate students

9,091

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
24%
500-599
29%
400-499
28%
300-399
8%
700-800
21%
600-699
37%
500-599
28%
400-499
12%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
42%
400-499
27%
300-399
4%
30-36
18%
24-29
43%
18-23
34%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
13%
24-29
53%
18-23
28%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
52%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Iowa City, IA

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Iowa City, IA

1,700-acre campus in Iowa City (population: 70,133), 24 miles from Cedar Rapids. Served by bus; airport serves Cedar Rapids; train serves Mt. Pleasant (60 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
25 fraternities 12% of male students
 
22 sororities 17% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
24%
500-599
29%
400-499
28%
300-399
8%
700-800
21%
600-699
37%
500-599
28%
400-499
12%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
42%
400-499
27%
300-399
4%
30-36
18%
24-29
43%
18-23
34%
12-17
5%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
13%
24-29
53%
18-23
28%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
52%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,363
Declined + 4,281
Total Received 21,644

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Michael Barron
Executive Director of Admissions
P: 319 335-3847
F: 319 335-1535
admissions@uiowa.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,910,758
State $1,049,489
Institutional $24,344,149
Other external $3,934,410
Total $46,238,806

Non-need-based

Federal $3,252,089
State $577,328
Institutional $34,636,160
Other external $3,257,175
Total $41,722,752

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Ten Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Herky the Hawk
School colors
black and old gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
African American World Studies
African-American World Studies
American Indian Studies
American Studies
Anatomy
Anatomy/Cell Biology
Ancient Civilizations
Ancient/Classical Greek
Anthropology
Applied Health/Human Physiology
Applied Mathematical/Computational Sciences
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Asian Civilizations
Asian Languages/Literatures
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biosciences
Biostatistics
Book Arts
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/Management
Chemical/Biochemical Engineering
Chemistry
Cinema
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classical Languages
Classics
Clinical Investigation
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Combinatorics/Optimization
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Community/Behavioral Health
Comparative Literature
Comparative Literature/Translation
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education/Supervision
Creative Writing
Dance
Dental Public Health
Developmental Reading
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Educational Measurement/Statistics
Educational Psychology
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
English Education
Environmental Sciences
Epidemiology
Ethics/Public Policy
Exercise Science
Film Studies
Film/Video Production
Finance
Fine/Studio Arts Management
Foreign Language Education
Foreign Language/ESL
Free Radical/Radiation Biology
French
French/Francophone World Studies
Gender/Women's/Sexuality Studies
Genetics
Geography
Geological Sciences
Geoscience
German
Greek
Health Management/Policy
Health Services/Policy Analysis
Health/Sport Studies
Higher Education
History
Human Physiology
Human Toxicology
Immunology
Industrial Engineering
Industrial/Management Engineering
Informatics
Integrative Physiology
Interdepartmental Studies
International Relations
International Studies
Italian
Journalism
Journalism/Mass Communications
Language/Literacy/Culture
Latin
Latin American Studies
Leisure Studies
Leisure Studies/Child Life
Leisure Studies/Recreation/Sport Business
Leisure Studies/Therapeutic Recreation
Liberal Studies
Library/Information Science
Linguistics
Literary Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Management Sciences
Management/Organizations
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Education
Medical Lab Science
Microbiology
Molecular Physiology/Biophysics
Molecular/Cellular Biology
Music
Music Education
Music Therapy
Neuroscience
Nonfiction Writing
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Occupational/Environmental Health
Operative Dentistry
Oral Science
Orthodontics
Pathology
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Rehabilitation Science
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Physics/Applied Physics
Physiology/Biophysics
Political Science
Portuguese
Psychological/Quantitative Foundations
Psychology
Public Health
Radiation Sciences
Rehabilitation Counseling
Religious Studies
Russian
School Counseling
School Psychology
Science Education
Second Language Acquisition
Secondary Education
Social Foundations of Education
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Creative Writing
Special Education
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Sport Studies
Statistics
Stomatology
Strategic Communication
Teaching/Learning
Theatre Arts
Translational Biomedicine
Urban/Regional Planning
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Undergraduate

71%

21,974
students

Female
52%
11,424

Male
48%
10,550

Graduate

29%

9,091
students

Female
50%
4,503

Male
50%
4,588

undergraduateFull-time

88%

19,522
students

Female
52%
10,132

Male
48%
9,390

undergraduatePart-time

12%

2,452
students

Female
53%
1,292

Male
47%
1,160

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 15

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 64
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Becky Hanson
Associate Director Graduate-International Admissions
319 335-3847
rebecca-hanson@uiowa.edu

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