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University of Iowa Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Iowa, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Iowa Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Iowa was awarded 165 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Iowa as #190 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 31 colleges in Iowa, Iowa is ranked at #3.

See all of the rankings for University of Iowa.

Is It Hard to Get Into Iowa?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 86%, Iowa has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Iowa  ( 570 to 680 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Iowa  ( 570 to 690 )
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Iowa received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Iowa  ( 23 to 28 )
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University of Iowa Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, University of Iowa is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Iowa is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Iowa

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Iowa enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Iowa the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 51%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  51 out of 100
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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at University of Iowa.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Iowa

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 24,503 undergraduates at Iowa with 21,222 being full-time and 3,281 being part-time.

Iowa Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 85.34 out of 100, Iowa is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  85.34 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Iowa Cost?

The overall average net price of Iowa is $15,893. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Iowa

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,599 $12,347 $15,388 $17,732 $18,623

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Iowa, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Iowa, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $7,174 a year. That adds up to $28,696 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.

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How Much Money Do Iowa Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Iowa make about $51,900 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Iowa students since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at University of Iowa make the most money.

Location of University of Iowa

Located in Iowa City, Iowa, University of Iowa is a public institution. The location of Iowa is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of University of Iowa

Contact details for Iowa are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
Phone: 319-335-3500
Website: www.uiowa.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universityofiowa
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/uiowa

University of Iowa Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 120 majors graduated from University of Iowa. Of these students, 5,811 received undergraduate degrees and 2,209 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health & Physical Education 653 $30,700
Finance & Financial Management 408 $51,100
General Psychology 254 $29,800
Nursing 224 $59,500
Business Administration & Management 204 NA
Marketing 195 $44,100
Liberal Arts General Studies 194 $36,100
Communication & Media Studies 190 $37,700
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 186 $58,900
Economics 184 $42,100

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Iowa along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Iowa

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 15,095 students took at least one online class at University of Iowa. This is an increase from the 9,363 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 15,095 3,022
2016-2017 9,363 3,062
2015-2016 8,405 2,898
2014-2015 12,784 2,622
2013-2014 11,246 2,382

Learn more about online learning at University of Iowa.

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