University of Iowa

2,955 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
Report
  • Unique
    27%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Carefree
    20%
  • Average
    14%
  • Foreign
    9%
  • Basic
    5%
  • Fun!
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.177 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.210 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Pride
    46%
  • Parties
    19%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Freedom
    13%
  • Prestiguous
    6%
  • Large
    2%
  • Entertaining
    0%

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

2,955 reviews
  • Excellent
    517
  • Very Good
    1141
  • Average
    1075
  • Poor
    162
  • Terrible
    60
My school is unique because it is very inclusive to everyone that goes to school here. There is something for everyone, whether it be a club, sorority/frat, sports, intramural, music/art, or just focusing on school work. I would pick this school again if I had the choice because I love the overall atmosphere throughout campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
I have only been in college for four days but everybody is very friendly and all the faculty is very easy to approach.
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago
I've loved my experience at Iowa. The people are incredibly friendly, which has helped me feel much more at home, even though I'm in a completely different state, hundreds of miles away from my family. The staff and professors are both very helpful. The academics are challenging, and at first were overwhelming, but once you get the hang of your classes, it's easy to get your routine going and find ways to succeed. There's lots of resources on campus to help you succeed socially, academically, and in regards to your emotional, mental, and physical health. Finding an on-campus job is incredibly easy too -- I was able to find one within a week. Overall, Iowa is an amazing school, and definitely worth attending.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago