University of Iowa (UI)

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University of Iowa

Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
American Sign Language (ASL)
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Christian Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Directing and Theatrical Production
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Interior Design
Italian Language and Literature
Language Interpretation and Translation
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other English Language and Literature/Letters
Other Film/Video and Photographic Arts
Other Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Other Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Portuguese Language and Literature
Product and Industrial Design
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion/Apparel Design
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Other Marketing
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Restaurant & Food Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technology/Technician
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Other Communication and Media Studies
Other Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Bachelors Masters
Esthetician & Skin Care
Hair Styling & Hair Design
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Manicurist/Nail Specialist

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Bachelors Masters
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Other Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching
Superintendency and Educational System Administration


Major Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Electrical Technician
Other Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sports Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Adult Health Nurse / Nursing
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy (MS, PhD)
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Clinical Sciences (MS, PhD)
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Public Health and Education (Cert, MS, MPH, PhD, DPH)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Environmental Health
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
International Public Health/International Health
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage
Medical Insurance/Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse / Nursing
Music Therapy/Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Nursing Practice
Nursing Research and Science
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (Cert, MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Other Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems (Holistic Medicine)
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Nursing
Other Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration
Other Public Health
Other Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
Pediatric Nurse / Nursing
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical and Medical Economics
Pharmacy Technician (PharmD)
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Physician Assistant
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Surgical Technologist
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Biological and Physical Sciences
Holocaust and Related Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International/Global Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainable Development Studies

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Comparative Law (LLM, MCL, JSD, SJD)
Court Reporting
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies

Library Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Information and Library Science (Informatics)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Actuarial Science
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Skilled Trades

Major Bachelors Masters
Aircraft Maintenance
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Disability Studies
Educational Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Latin American Studies
Learning Theory and Experimental Psychology
Other Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
Other Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender and Group Studies
Political Science and Government
School Psychology
Social Psychology
Sport Psychology
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Network and System Administration / Administrator
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Telecommunications Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

Veterinary Medicine

Major Bachelors Masters
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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UI Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave University of Iowa 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

Freshman and Introduction classes are huge, most of my classes have 200+ students in them. This makes it really easy to skip classes so if your not motivated to wake up and come to class or have a tendency to zone out and not pay attention in class you might want to consider a smaller university or attending a community college for your gen eds.

Academics Rating

Since i am a current high school senior I dont know much about the classes at the University of Iowa. My admissions consouler informed me that the lectures are about 100-200 in class sizes and the discussion groups contain only about 20 people

UI Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.90
Retention Rate 86%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in April, May, June, July, August, November, December, and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • External Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • UN Semester
  • Sea Semester

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: chiropractic medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatry

Class Sizes at University of Iowa

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 47%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 7%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 44%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 47%
50 - 100 Students 7%
20 - 49 Students 44%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 72
  • Unknown and Other: 13
  • Asian: 9
  • Latino: 3
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 72
Unknown and Other 13
Asian 9
Latino 3
African American 2

Faculty at University of Iowa

Total Faculty 2,834
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 8,660
Male Faculty 1,738
Part-Time Professors 1,511
Women Faculty 1,096

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