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University of Iowa

2,928 reviews
  1. Iowa City, IA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
University of Iowa is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
Website

University of Iowa Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
1000-1320
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,315/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,584/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,751/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,719/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,575/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,256/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.109 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.109 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
19,546Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
  • Average
    14%
  • Basic
    5%
  • Carefree
    20%
  • Foreign
    9%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Unique
    27%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
39%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.177 responses
Poll
27%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.210 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Freedom
    13%
  • Large
    2%
  • Parties
    19%
  • Prestiguous
    6%
  • Pride
    46%

After University of Iowa

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses

Reviews

2,928 reviews
  • Excellent
    513
  • Very Good
    1129
  • Average
    1064
  • Poor
    162
  • Terrible
    60
The programs easily lead into future jobs and internships.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
This school is well rounded and really cares about each and every student that attends the school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
I really enjoy the program I am in because it has awesome rate of job placement after graduation. On the other hand, I wish that more of the focus of the university was on academics instead of parties. That being said the downtown area hosts a great variety of things to do and any sporting event is very fun to attend. Though it is a big school, University of Iowa does a great job of making it feel like a small and personal school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago