University of Iowa

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Iowa City, IA

$9,606

Avg in-state tuition

$31,569

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Iowa

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Iowa is a large public university located on an urban campus in Iowa City, Iowa. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 30,318, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 84%. The university offers 110 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 72%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,606, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $31,569.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

84% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

88% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

72% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1110-1310

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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30k

Students enrolled

52%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

72%

Hispanic

8%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Asian

5%

Unknown

3%

Black

3%

Two or more races

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

55%

Socio-economic diversity

19% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

8

Total Online Enrollment

15,854

Student Location Breakout

52% 48%

Percent of Programs Online

98% On-campus

2% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 6% online

Master's Check Bold 1% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

28%

State Grant Aid

1%

Institution Grant Aid

62%

Pell Grant

19%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,178
State Grant Aid $4,729
Institution Grant Aid $10,311
Pell Grant Aid $4,375

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$48k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.