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University of Iowa is a public institution situated in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa City is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

$37,424 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
84% Acceptance Rate

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University of Iowa Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Iowa.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Most Popular Educational Assessment Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#97 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Iowa has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Superintendency & Educational System Administration Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#22 Best Student Counseling Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#38 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#51 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#53 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#247 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is University of Iowa?


Contact details for Iowa are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
Phone: 319-335-3500

How Do I Get Into Iowa?

You can apply to Iowa online at:

Admission Requirements for Iowa

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Iowa?

84% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
27% Submit SAT Scores
Iowa has an acceptance rate of 84%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 86%.

Average Test Scores

About 27% of students accepted to Iowa submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 550 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Iowa  ( 560 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Iowa  ( 550 to 660 )
Iowa received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 30. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Iowa  ( 21 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Iowa  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Iowa  ( 22 to 29 )

Can I Afford University of Iowa?

$37,424 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Iowa is $37,424. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Iowa, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $9,031 a year. That adds up to $36,124 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Iowa is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Diversity

20,227 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,304 undergraduate students at Iowa, with 20,227 being full-time and 2,077 being part-time.


There are also 8,014 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 20,227 full-time undergraduates at Iowa, 45% are male and 55% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Iowa students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 912
Black or African American 597
Hispanic or Latino 1,677
White 15,092
International Students 748
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,201

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at University of Iowa. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 105 countries are represented at Iowa. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at University of Iowa

3,175 Took All Classes Online
15,854 Took At Least One Class Online
2.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 15,854 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Iowa has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 8th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Iowa

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Iowa was $9,606 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $31,569. The following table shows how Iowa is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Superintendency & Educational System Administration #4 #13
Other Education #21 #57
Other Education #30 #69
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #34 #100

Online Growth Rankings of Iowa

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Iowa was 2.4%. This is the #1,190 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Iowa regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Iowa ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Iowa.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Education #84
Other Education #84

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Iowa Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Curriculum & Instruction 0
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 0
Urban Education & Leadership 0
Educational Assessment, Testing, & Measurement 0
Educational Statistics & Research Methods 0
Learning Sciences 0
General Education 0
Other Education 0
General Special Education 0
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Art Education 0
English & Language Arts Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Modern Language Education 0
Music Education 0
Reading Teacher Education 0
Science Education 0
Social Studies Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
Teacher Development & Methodology 0
Teacher Education 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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