University of Iowa (UI)

Iowa City, IA

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University of Iowa

University of Iowa

University of Iowa Student Essentials

University of Iowa Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Herky the Hawk
Website: www.uiowa.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 8,973
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 29,755
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 33,351
Year Established: 1847

About UI

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:

  • Audiology
  • 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.

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UI Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave University of Iowa 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

The university of Iowa is an experience you will never forget and very similar to the crazy party schools generally portrayed in movies and TV. Iowa football games are amazing, the whole whole town pretty much turns into a giant tailgate party.


Overall Rating

I love the campus, it looks great and is filled with great people surrounding it. The most I liked about the campus is the recreation workout center, it is a beautiful place to be, and looks just as a good as any workout place in the nation!


UI Map & Location

University of Iowa
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242


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Getting Around UI

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Iowa City, IA

Winter
Dec
35
18
Jan
32
14
Feb
37
18
Spring
Mar
50
29
Apr
65
40
May
75
51
Summer
Jun
83
61
Jul
87
65
Aug
85
63
Fall
Sep
78
54
Oct
66
42
Nov
50
31

UI Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 23,157
Freshman Class 4,557
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 33,351

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 5%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 83%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 5%
African American 3%
Caucasian 83%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%
Women 54%
Men 46%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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