University of Iowa

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Student Reviews: 3.93/5 (4)

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The University of Iowa is the oldest, public university in the state. Commonly referred to as UI or just Iowa, it is a research university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees.

Among the best schools in the country, Iowa was ranked #113 by Washington Monthly and #72 by U.S. News & World Report. Globally, Iowa is ranked #199 by U.S. News & World Report and #169 by Times Higher Education.

Iowa is well respected for its creative writing department. The Iowa Writer’s Workshop is one of the top writing programs in the U.S. Iowa also hosts one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Iowa’s athletic teams, the Hawkeyes, are very competitive in several sports, most notably football. Hawkeyes teams play in the Big Ten Conference of the NCAA’s Division 1.

The University of Iowa is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Undergraduate Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Iowa the 72nd best school in the country.  Among public institutions, it is ranked 28th best.  The School of Art & Art History is the 22nd best fine arts program in the country.

Graduate Programs

The University of Iowa’s graduate programs are considered some of the best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.  The Carver College of Medicine is ranked 16th best for primary care and 28th best for research.  The College of Law is considered the 29th best in the country, while the College of Pharmacy is 17th best.

Online Degrees and Programs

Iowa offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs online.  These include bachelor’s degrees in applied studies, social work, business administration, liberal studies, and nursing.  Graduate degrees include educational leadership, nursing, and strategic communication.  Certificates are offered in entrepreneurial management, nonprofit management, and public health.

Departments, Colleges and Schools

The University of Iowa is organized into 11 colleges, which offer more than 100 programs.  There are an additional two schools and one workshop within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

  • Tippie College of Business
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Iowa Writers Workshop
  • School of Art and Art History
  • School of Music
  • College of Education
  • College of Law
  • College of Nursing
  • Graduate College
  • Carver College of Medicine
  • College of Public Health
  • University College
  • College of Dentistry

Financial Aid

The University of Iowa has one of the lowest tuition costs in the Big Ten.  More than 2,000 scholarships are available based on merit and need.  Students can also obtain grants and loans.  Approximately 80 percent of the student body receives some form of financial aid.  This, combined with the overall low cost, means that about 40 percent of students graduate without debt.  Fiske considers Iowa a “Best Buy College.”

Library

UI’s library is the state’s largest and is broken up into eight separate libraries:  Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Main Library, the Law Library, and five branch libraries.   In total, the system has more than five million volumes.

Athletics

The University of Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Conference, and its teams, known as the Hawkeyes, include football, basketball (both men’s and women’s), wrestling, field hockey, baseball, soccer, softball, golf, gymnastics, swimming and diving, track and field, tennis, rowing, cross country, and volleyball.  The wrestling team is the schools most successful having won more than 20 national titles.  Club sports are available in water polo, fencing, lacrosse, rugby, baseball, crew, soccer, volleyball, ice hockey, women’s flag football, and cricket, among others.

Housing

A majority of freshmen choose to live on-campus.  Twelve residence halls and apartments are divided into four neighborhoods. 

East Campus Neighborhood has four residence halls:  Burge, Currier, Daum, and Stanley.
West Campus Neighborhood, located near the athletic facilities, includes the Hillcrest, Rienow, Slater, and Quadrangle residence halls.
Two facilities, Mayflower and Parklawn, offer apartment-style living.  Sophomores and above are able to lease apartments from the university in the Hawks Ridge building, and upperclass Honors students can lease in the Centerstone building.  Hawks Ridge is located outside of the main campus.  Many of the residence halls and apartments offer learning communities for interested students.

General Information

Admission Office
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
(319) 335-3847
(800) 553-4692
Fax: (319) 335-1535
[email protected]
Contact: Michael Barron
Assistant Provost for Enrollment Services
Main Address
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
(319) 335-3500
www.uiowa.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 20,823
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,246
Degree-seeking undergrads: 20,079
Graduate enrollment: 6,405
Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional
Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $6,293 $6,544 $6,824 $7,417 +8.69%
Books and Supplies $960 $1,040 $1,090 $1,090 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus




Room and Board $7,250 $7,673 $8,004 $8,331 +4.09%
Other $3,360 $3,430 $3,520 $3,515 -0.14%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus




Room and Board $7,250 $7,673 $8,004 $8,331 +4.09%
Other $3,360 $3,430 $3,520 $3,515 -0.14%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $17,863 $18,687 $19,438 $20,353 +4.71%
In-state Off Campus $17,863 $18,687 $19,438 $20,353 +4.71%
In-state with Family $7,253 $7,584 $7,914 $8,507 +7.49%

Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students$7,250
In-state Student Fees $1,329
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $21,670
Out-of-state Fees $1,329

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,174 76%

Grant or scholarship aid 2,455 59% $14,144,795 $5,762
– Federal grants 1,022 24% $2,448,434 $2,396
– Pell grants 523 13% $1,622,264 $3,102
– Other federal grants 499 12% $826,170 $1,656
State/local government grant or scholarships 173 4% $619,096 $3,579
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,702 41% $11,077,265 $6,508
Student loan aid 1,945 47% $12,945,572 $6,656
– Federal student loans 1,916 46% $10,125,706 $5,285
– Other student loans 252 6% $2,819,866 $11,190

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4996 1454 913 620
Architecture and Related Services 28
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 28
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 47 11 4 17
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies 2
American Indian/Native American Studies 2
American/United States Studies/Civilization 14 6 3
Asian Studies/Civilization 26 5
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 15
Women's Studies 5 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 164 27 74 22
Biochemistry 27 6
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 114 2 8
Biomedical Sciences
Biostatistics 9 3
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell Biology and Anatomy 2
Epidemiology 10 6 22
Genetics 8
Genetics, Other
Human/Medical Genetics
Immunology 4
Microbiology 23 3 9
Molecular Biology 6
Neurobiology and Anatomy 11
Pharmacology 1 5
Physiology 5
Radiation Biology/Radiobiology 1
Toxicology 1 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 949 369 8 399
Accounting 115 41
Actuarial Science 17
Business Administration and Management 328 8
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 307
Finance 379
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Insurance 41
International Business/Trade/Commerce 47
Labor and Industrial Relations 157
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 38
Marketing, Other 243
Non-profit/Public/Organizational Management 4
Communication and Journalism Programs 435 10 16 7
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 7
Journalism 162 9 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 273 1 10
Computing and Information Sciences 44 36 10
Computer and Information Sciences 28 36 10
Information Science/Studies 16
Education 146 122 40 6
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 42 7
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education 49 12
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement 20 19
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching 134
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 12 11 2
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Engineering 276 65 42 14
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 76 10 5
Chemical Engineering 24 4 10
Civil Engineering 60 24 11
Computer Engineering 5 3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 31
Engineering 10
Engineering, Other 4
Industrial Engineering 15 12 5
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 70 10 8
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 231 74 11 5
English Language and Literature 231 74 11
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 5
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 157 33 14 9
American Sign Language (ASL) 9
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5 6
Comparative Literature 1 3 1
French Language and Literature 22 3 1
German Language and Literature 11 2
Italian Language and Literature 2
Language Interpretation and Translation 4
Latin Language and Literature
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other 1
Linguistics 24 5 5
Portuguese Language and Literature 3
Russian Language and Literature 10
Spanish Language and Literature 79 10 6
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 364 274 373 101
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other 2 1
Athletic Training/Trainer 13
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/Pathologist 51 26 9
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 3
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 12
Clinical Nurse Specialist 3
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 1 1
Dental Clinical Sciences 2 4
Dental Public Health and Education 4
Dentistry 73
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 9
Endodontics/Endodontology 4
Environmental Health 1 3 1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 15 1 3
Health Services Administration 29
International Public Health/International Health 3
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiation Therapist 9
Medical Scientist 2
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Medicine 130
Music Therapy/Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 2 10
Nursing Science 115 2
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 3
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 5 5
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics 4
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 4
Periodontics/Periodontology 1
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Pharmacy 104
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other 4 13
Physical Therapy/Therapist 36
Physician Assistant 25 25
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology 3
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Health 43
Public Health, Other 7
Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer 41
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 245
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
History 114 5 6
History 114 5 6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections
Human Services 42 83 2
Social Work 42 83 2
Legal and Law Studies 8 216
Comparative Law 8
Law 216
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 447
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 447
Library Science 54
Library and Information Science 54
Mathematics and Statistics 50 48 21
Applied Mathematics 5
Mathematics 47 21 12
Statistics 3 27 4
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 141 10 3 35
Ancient Studies/Civilization 4
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biopsychology
Gerontology 13
Holocaust and Related Studies
International/Global Studies 120 2
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 17 8 3 1
Museology/Museum Studies 18
Nutrition Sciences
Sustainability Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 12
Environmental Science 12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 181 20 3
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 98 4 3
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 59 2
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 24 14
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Physical Sciences 39 20 14
Astronomy 5 1
Chemistry 17 8 8
Geology and Earth Science 8 8 2
Physics 9 3 4
Psychology 362 10 10
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Psychology 362 10 10
School Psychology
Social Psychology
Social Sciences 445 28 19
Anthropology 56 5 4
Economics 98 8 7
Geography 33 1 3
Political Science and Government 195 5 5
Sociology 63 9
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Religious/Sacred Music 1
Visual and Performing Arts 350 119 27 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 16 1 6
Art/Art Studies 144 54
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 1
Dance 25 5
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 42 15
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 73 10 2
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Music 49 33 19
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1 4

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $40
Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 82%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 83%
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 18,939
Percent Admitted: 80%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 30%
Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading
  • 450 (25th Percentile)
  • 630 (75th Percentile)
SAT Math
  • 540 (25th Percentile)
  • 685 (75th Percentile)
SAT Writing
  • 23 (25th Percentile)
  • 28 (75th Percentile)
ACT Composite
  • 22 (25th Percentile)
  • 28 (75th Percentile)
ACT English
  • 22 (25th Percentile)
  • 28 (75th Percentile)
ACT Math
  • 23 (25th Percentile)
  • 28 (75th Percentile)

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Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies B
African-AmericanStudies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Russian/SlavicArea Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts Management B
Ceramics B
Dance B
Drama/TheaterArts B
Drawing B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/StudioArts B
Jazz Studies B
Metal/JewelryArts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
PhotographyB
PrintmakingB
SculptureB
Stringed Instruments B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
BiochemistryB
Biology B
MicrobiologyB

Business, Management, & Marketing
AccountingB
ActuarialScience B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/ManagerialEconomics B
Finance/BankingB
Human Resources Management B
Labor/PersonnelRelations B
ManagementInformation Systems B
ManagementScience B
MarketingManagement B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/RhetoricB
JournalismB
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer/InformationSciences – General B

Education
ElementaryEducation B

Engineering
BiomedicalEngineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/CommunicationsEngineering B
Engineering– General B
IndustrialEngineering B
MechanicalEngineering B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/RhetoricalStudies B

Foreign Language & Literature
Chinese B
Classics B
ComparativeLiterature B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Italian B
Japanese B
Latin B
LinguisticsB
PortugueseB
Russian B
Sanskrit/ClassicalIndian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Audiology/HearingSciences B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Music Therapy B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
PredentistryB
PremedicineB
PrenursingB
PrepharmacyB
PreveterinaryMedicine B
RadiologicTechnology/Medical Imaging B
RecreationalTherapy B

History
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics– General B
StatisticsB

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization B
Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
EnvironmentalScience B
EnvironmentalStudies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Parks/LeisureFacilities Management B
Sport/FitnessAdministration B

Philosophy & Religion
PhilosophyB
Religion/ReligiousStudies B

Physical Sciences
AstronomyB
ChemistryB
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology– General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Social Sciences
AnthropologyB
EconomicsB
GeographyB
PoliticalScience/Government B
SociologyB

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


Ratings for University of Iowa


Student Reviews: 3.93/5 (4)

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Big school, nice teachers and nice campus!!!so big!


Dorm is expensive!!!!!

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there is no night life its all geeks. I want to party hard

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