University of Iowa

University of Iowa


The University of Iowa (also known as the UI), or simply Iowa is a flagship public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, Iowa is the oldest university in the state, and it is considered a Public Ivy. The University of Iowa is organized into eleven colleges offering more than 200 areas of study and seven professional degrees.

The Iowa campus spans 1,700 acres centered along the banks of the Iowa River and includes the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, named one of "America’s Best Hospitals" for the 25th year in a row. The university was the original developer of the Master of Fine Arts degree and it operates the world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Iowa has very high research activity, and is a member of several research coalitions, including the prestigious Association of American Universities, the Universities Research Association, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The Iowa alumni network exceeds 250,000,[6] and the university budgeted revenues and expenses of $3.513 billion for 2015

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  • Phone: 319-335-3500

  • Location: Iowa, United States

  • Famous graduates: Kay A. Orr, Scott Heiferman, John Burke

  • Year founded: 1847

  • Worldwide rank: (not reported)

  • No. of undergraduate students: 21,974

  • International students: 4.00%

  • No. of postgraduate students: 9,091

  • International students: 14.00%


Application Statistics

  • Number of undergraduate applications received:19,430

  • No. of undergraduate students accepted:15,240

  • Undergraduate acceptance rate:

  • 78.40%

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Standardized Test Requirements


% of freshman submitting SAT scores: 11%
% of freshman submitting ACT scores: 87%

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Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees$27,409
Room and board$9,614
Books and supplies$1,040
Personal Expenses$1,444
Transportation expenses$684

Application Fee

Availability of Exchange program:Yes

Employment Rate(within one year)



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