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University of Iowa is a public institution located in Iowa City, Iowa. The city atmosphere of Iowa City makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

1,452 Undergraduate Degrees
1,026 Graduate Degrees
$36,829 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
86% Acceptance Rate

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University of Iowa Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Iowa is ranked #96 out of 1,018 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #2 out of 13 schools in Iowa.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Iowa has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Online Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Most Popular Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#116 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#128 Most Popular Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Iowa.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Insurance Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Insurance Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Hospitality Management Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best International Business Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Iowa has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#58 Best Accounting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#73 Best Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#118 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#147 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#274 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Iowa?

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

How Do I Get Into Iowa?

You can apply to Iowa online at: admissions.uiowa.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Iowa

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Iowa?

86% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 86%, Iowa is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

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 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Iowa  ( 570 to 690 )
200
800
Iowa received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 29. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Iowa  ( 22 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Iowa  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Iowa  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Iowa?

$36,829 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
2.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Iowa is $36,829. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Iowa, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,373 a year. That adds up to $29,492 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.

University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Diversity

21,212 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,482 undergraduate students at Iowa, with 21,212 being full-time and 2,270 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Iowa

There are also 7,758 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 21,212 full-time undergraduates at Iowa, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Iowa

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Iowa students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Iowa Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 879
Black or African American 601
Hispanic or Latino 1,702
White 15,695
International Students 1,143
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,192

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at University of Iowa. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 105 countries are represented at Iowa. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at University of Iowa

3,022 Took All Classes Online
15,095 Took At Least One Class Online
6.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Iowa. In 2017-2018, 15,095 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Iowa has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Iowa

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Iowa was 6.2%. This is the #1,401 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Iowa regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Iowa majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 3%
Finance 16%
Finance & Financial Management 16%
General Business Administration and Management 3%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 12%
Marketing 11%
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 26%
Organizational Leadership 3%
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Iowa ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Iowa.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Labor & Industrial Relations #3
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management #29
Human Resource Management #92

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Iowa Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Finance 408 27 0 0 435
General Business Administration and Management 0 0 325 12 337
Organizational Leadership 204 108 0 0 312
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 160 68 59 1 288
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 194 20 0 0 214
General Economics 184 0 0 2 186
Entrepreneurship 0 183 0 0 183
Accounting 140 0 23 0 163
Labor & Industrial Relations 135 0 0 0 135
Meeting and Event Planning 0 81 0 0 81
Insurance 0 53 0 0 53
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 0 37 0 0 37
Actuarial Science 26 0 2 0 28
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0 25 0 0 25
Other Marketing 1 0 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,452 602 409 15 2,478

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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