The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, is a comprehensive state school that has consistently received worldwide recognition and the highest national ranking for some of its academic programs. Student life on campus and locally features entertainment, culture and recreational activities, in a city that is considered one of the nation’s best places to live.
University of Iowa offers undergraduate academics in the liberal, fine and performing arts, humanities, sciences and professional fields.
Some of its most renowned, nationally high-ranking graduate degree programs are in:
- Creative Writing
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Theatre Arts
There’s always something going on at University of Iowa, whether it’s a lecture or theatre performance. The city itself also regularly features literary readings, lectures by scholars, jazz and pop concerts and athletic events. With its combined culture, natural beauty and safety, the city has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live.
Another big part of college life at Iowa is the athletics. The football team in particular is a Big Ten powerhouse, and you can find most of the campus cheering them on every Saturday in the fall.
Admissions requirements differ widely from one degree program to another. General undergraduate requirements include submission of an application, transcripts and a score of at least 245 on the RAI, or Regent Admissions Index, for in-state students and a score of at least 255 for residents of other states. Those who have not taken the RAI may submit the ACT or SAT. The minimum acceptable ACT score is 21 and the minimum SAT critical reading score is 540.
University of Iowa awards financial aid as federal grants and loans that are based on financial need, as well as school scholarships, which may be based on financial need, academic merit or a particular talent or accomplishment.
Quick Facts about University of Iowa
Large Town Setting
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
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