University of Iowa

2,967 reviews
  1. Iowa City, IA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.167 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.173 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.173 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 118 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    32%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Average
    14%
  • Carefree
    14%
  • Foreign
    8%
  • Fun!
    4%
  • Basic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.232 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.269 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Pride
    39%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Parties
    12%
  • Freedom
    9%
  • Large
    6%
  • Prestiguous
    6%
  • Opportunity
    5%

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%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.127 responses

Reviews

2,967 reviews
  • Excellent
    525
  • Very Good
    1145
  • Average
    1075
  • Poor
    162
  • Terrible
    60
The instructors and professors here care a great deal about students getting the education they need and deserve. Other students are always more than willing to lend a helping hand as well. It's extremely easy to make friends here because people are generous and welcoming. Floor families within the dorms are strongly encouraged. There is one of the widest varieties of student organizations here at this university. There's something for everyone, and if there isn't, the students are free to create organizations and clubs themselves! It's an amazing atmosphere with events and shows to attend almost every night. It's never boring!
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 18 2014
The radiation sciences program has an application and interview process. Applicants were required to have pre-requisite course work, a minimun GPA, job shadow experience, volunteer experience, and health care experience if possible to gain entry into the program. The hardest part was the interview because of nerves! I would say the most important criteria for admission is job shadow and volunteer/health care experience. The job shadowing proves to them that you did research to know that this is the right career path for one to choose. A tip for admission is that don't be bummed if you did not get an interview, try again the following year because many of us are re-applys!
  • College Junior
  • Dec 2 2014
Since I've stepped foot on campus the community, staff members, and students have all been very welcoming. Everyone here is willing to give a helping hand when you need it. Don't be afraid to ask! The school encourages you to get involved in something and they do a lot for students there first semester here to do that. The University of Iowa is very unique because it has a lot of diversity and programs that benefit every single person on this campus. They provide a great deal of extra help in all areas of academic support. I would choose my school again in a heart beat. This University has allowed me to build relationships and confidence for my upcoming future.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago