Website: www.uiowa.edu/

Public
Co-ed
22,354
Undergraduate
Students
(51.7%) 11,560 Women
(48.3%) 10,794 Men
9,033
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 24,097 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.63
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,664
Out-of-state: $42,630
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,492
Out-of-state: $31,458
Room and Board
$11,172
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$16,141
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,691
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,484
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Iowa City Population
71,591
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Herky
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.7% White
6.4% Unknown
International Students
10.6% from 61 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required April 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
Phone
(319) 335-3847
Fax
(319) 335-1535
E-mail
admissions@uiowa.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Minimum Regent Admission Index (RAI) requirement of 245 for residents, 255 for nonresidents required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 24,097 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 12,920 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 11,177 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,666 (24%) of 19,506 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,516 (23%) of 10,879 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,150 (25%) of 8,627 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.63
3.75 and Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
16%
Score of 24 - 29
51%
Score of 18 - 23
32%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 24%
Top quarter: 57%
Top half: 90%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,664
Out-of-state: $42,630
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,492
Out-of-state: $31,458
Room and Board
$11,172
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001892
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,411 (77.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,093 (66.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,093 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
485 (33.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$16,141
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,571 (71.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,624
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,955 (88.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,449
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,532 (74.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
558 (19.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,528

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
14,290 (65.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,213 (71.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,212 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,217 (30.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$15,045
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,444 (73.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,739
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,558 (90.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,458
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5,901 (55.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,372 (10.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,432

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,691
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
23.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
17.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business, Engineering/Technologies, Military Science
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,036
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Air Force JROTC/ROTC
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Army JROTC/ROTC
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Museology/Museum Studies
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Research and Development Management
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Woodwind Instruments
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, urban and regional planning, education, computer science, public health, law, biochemistry, epidemiology, occupational and environmental health, linguistics, microbiology
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,484
Part-Time Faculty
132
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
89%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 56% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1468
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Music, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Social Work, Master of Computer Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Accountancy, Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Actuarial Science
  • American Studies
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Bacteriology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Dentistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Genetics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hydraulics
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing--General
  • Operations Research
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Radiation Biology
  • Social Work
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Virology
  • Water Resources
  • Water Resources Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Musical Arts, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Actuarial Science
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Bacteriology
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Dentistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Finance and Banking
  • Genetics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hydraulics
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing--General
  • Operations Research
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Social Work
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Virology
  • Water Resources
  • Water Resources Engineering

Location and Setting


Iowa City Population
71,591
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,700 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 78.4 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Iowa City
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Mt. Pleasant

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
74%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Herky
School Colors
Gold and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
crew, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, soccer, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, association of residence halls, graduate student senate, national society of collegiate scholars, organization for the active support of international students (oasis), dance marathon
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
22,354
Women
11,560 (51.7%)
Men
10,794 (48.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
19,546
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.7% White
6.4% Unknown
International Students.
10.6% from 61 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
9,033

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
67.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
70.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
68%
Average Starting Salary
68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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