University of Iowa: Ranking & Review

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Iowa City Rank United States Rank World Rank
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University of Iowa Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate86%84%88%
Applicants27,73413,14014,594
Admissions23,86211,02912,833
Enrolled undergraduates5,0272,2102,817
Enrolled total (including graduate students)32,16615,29016,876

9,363 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,062 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores438
Percent of students submitting SAT scores9%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
625
Math
630

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores4,782
Percent of students submitting ACT scores95%
ACT Composite
25
ACT English
25
ACT Math
25

University of Iowa Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $22,607 $44,251
Off-campus $21,923 $43,567
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,450 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Iowa provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 6,964 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $7,486 $29,130
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,479 $1,479
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $374 $1,275
Tuition for Full-time graduates $9,427 $28,163
Fees for full-time graduates $1,533 $1,533
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $609 $1,650

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 890 334 14 1,238
Health Professions and Related Programs 329 212 449 990
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 621 24 1 646
Engineering 425 62 55 542
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 369 18 8 395
Social Sciences 355 21 14 390
Visual and Performing Arts 236 81 26 343
Psychology 274 15 28 317
English Language and Literature & Letters 156 75 7 238
Education 110 87 30 227
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 155 21 46 222
Mathematics and Statistics 141 28 29 198
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 183 183
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 59 97 2 158
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 104 40 6 150
Legal Professions and Studies 8 136 144
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 115 6 121
Physical Sciences 57 21 37 115
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 72 25 16 113
History 70 5 9 84
Natural Resources and Conservation 55 55
Library Science 37 37
Philosophy and Religious Studies 22 6 7 35
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 13 4 2 19
Architecture and Related Services 15 15
Grand Total4,8111,2429226,975

A total of 4,811 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Iowa.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,164 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate74%71%76%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 79%

General info

Alternative namesIowa
UI
Founded1847
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementIn pursuing its mission of teaching, research, and service, the University seeks to advance scholarly and creative endeavor through leading-edge research and artistic production; to use this research and creativity to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, health care, and other services provided to the people of Iowa, the nation, and the world; and to educate students for success and personal fulfillment in a diverse world.
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff9,926
Instructional FTE2,528
Research FTE295
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websiteuiowa.edu
Address101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone3193353500
Fax+1 (319) 335 0807

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