University of Iowa.

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Iowa

The University of Iowa (UI, U of I, UIowa, or simply Iowa) is a public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, it is the oldest and the second-largest university in the state. The University of Iowa is organized into 12 colleges offering more than 200 areas of study and seven professional degrees.On an urban 1,880-acre campus on the banks of the Iowa River, the University of Iowa is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The university is best known for its programs in health care, law, and the fine arts, with programs ranking among the top 25 nationally in those areas. The university was the original developer of the Master of Fine Arts degree and it operates the Iowa Writer's Workshop, which has produced 17 of the university's 46 Pulitzer Prize winners. Iowa is a member of the Association of American Universities, the Universities Research Association, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Among American universities, the University of Iowa was the first public university to open as coeducational, opened the first coeducational medical school, and opened the first Department of Religious Studies at a public university. The University of Iowa's 33,000 students take part in nearly 500 student organizations. Iowa's 22 varsity athletic teams, the Iowa Hawkeyes, compete in Division I of the NCAA and are members of the Big Ten Conference. The University of Iowa alumni network exceeds 250,000 graduates.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 23,349 students
  • 0.46 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Iowa

Environmental Science
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Environmental Science, Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

23,862 students out of 27,734 applicants were accepted into University of Iowa. They had an average SAT score of 1232. 9% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 95% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Iowa was $30,609, while for in-state students it was $8,965. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $37,479.

The average financial aid at University of Iowa is $6,772. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $23,837 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Iowa

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

63% of undergraduate students at University of Iowa received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Iowa

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Iowa was of $10,450 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950.

Diversity at University of Iowa

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017