University of Iowa Overview
University of Iowa is a public institution situated in Iowa City, Iowa. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is University of Iowa Known For?
- Students at Iowa have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Iowa.
- In 2017-2018, 84% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Iowa with a bachelor's degree make about $51,900 a year. That's 27% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University of Iowa Rankings
Iowa landed the #274 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Iowa has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Iowa.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Iowa has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Iowa?
Contact details for Iowa are given below.
|Address:||101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316|
How Do I Get Into Iowa?
You can apply to Iowa online at: admissions.uiowa.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Iowa
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Iowa?
Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.
Average Test Scores
About 9% of students accepted to Iowa submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 680. Math scores were between 570 and 690.
Can I Afford University of Iowa?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Iowa, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,373 a year. That adds up to $29,492 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Iowa is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 7,758 graduate students at the school.
Of the 21,212 full-time undergraduates at Iowa, 46% are male and 54% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Iowa students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||601|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,702|
Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at University of Iowa. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 105 countries are represented at Iowa. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.
Online Learning at University of Iowa
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Iowa has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 3rd most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Iowa
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Iowa was 6.2%. This is the #1,588 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Iowa regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Iowa majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Allied Health Professions||1%|
|Business Administration & Management||3%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||11%|
|Communication & Journalism||4%|
|Finance & Financial Management||16%|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||12%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||14%|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||22%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Iowa ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Iowa.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#72|
|Human Resource Management||#92|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#143|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#339|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#339|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Iowa Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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