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University of Iowa - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


University of Iowa Old Capitol

University of Iowa Old Capitol

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University of Iowa Description:

The University of Iowa or U of I straddles the Iowa River in Iowa City. The university is made up of 11 different colleges and has highly-ranked programs in nursing, creative writing and art, to name just a few. The university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Some of the University of Iowa's graduate programs are consistently ranked among the top in the U.S. The Iowa Hawkeyes compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference, and historically the football, basketball and wrestling teams have enjoyed great success (compare the Big Ten).

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 30,129 (21,999 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Scholarships for the University of Iowa (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,057 (in-state); $26,279 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,090 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,170
  • Other Expenses: $3,515
  • Total Cost: $21,832 (in-state); $40,054 (out-of-state)

University of Iowa Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 64%
    • Loans: 50%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,741
    • Loans: $5,442

Most Popular Majors:

Art, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 24%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Iowa Mission Statement:

Upon founding The University of Iowa in 1847, Iowa’s first legislature entrusted it with a threefold mission of teaching, research, and public service. In pursuing that mission today, the University seeks to advance scholarly and creative endeavor through leading-edge research and artistic production; to use this research and creativity to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, health care, and other services provided to the people of Iowa, the nation, and the world; and to educate students for success and personal fulfillment in an increasingly diverse and global environment.

mission statement from http://www.uiowa.edu/homepage/news/strategic-plans/strat-plan-05-10/mission/

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