University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 32,011
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 6,818 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of Iowa is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 28,494 applications and 23,967 students were granted admission. University of Iowa is at the #82 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 92% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 8% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1020 to 1320
ACT23 to 28

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of Iowa charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $27,366 and in-state students paid $7,128.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 88% of University of Iowa's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 23% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,812 (which is 14% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of Iowa in 2016-2017, was 2,217, which is 46% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,507 (which is 3.9% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of Iowa has enrolled a total of 32,011 students (25,624 students full-time and 6,387 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 32,011 students, 1,265 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 48% men and 52% women and 24,476 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 7,535 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,898 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 68%

Non-resident alien: 11%

Hispanic: 7%

Asian: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%

Black/African American: 3%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of Iowa.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 35% 2,777 328
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 18% 1,457 332
Legal Professions And Studies 4% 317
Social Sciences 3% 264
Education 3% 258
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 249 94
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 227
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 153
English Language And Literature/letters 2% 149
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 134

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of Iowa full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of Iowa graduates 6 years after enrollment is $40,300. Last year, out of the total 6,075 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 5,832 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 6,582 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 6,121 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $40,300 $50,200
Employment Rate 96% 93%
Total Graduates 6,075 6,582

Campus Location

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