UofI

University of Iowa

17 Calvin Hall, Iowa City, United States
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  • Total Documents
    4,829
  • Class Notes
    1,811
  • Textbook Notes
    519
  • Study Guides
    2,498
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,039
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,403

Overview of University of Iowa (UofI)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:22,354
    • Men:10,794 Men (48.3%)
    • Women:11,560 Women (51.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (UofI)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Iowa is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
Phone
(319) 335-3847
Fax
(319) 335-1535
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum Regent Admission Index (RAI) requirement of 245 for residents, 255 for nonresidents required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 24,097 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 12,920 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 11,177 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,666 (24%) of 19,506 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,516 (23%) of 10,879 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,150 (25%) of 8,627 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.63
375 And Above
44%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
16%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
32%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UofI)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,486|Out-of-state: $29,130 (41.74%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,450 (58.26%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Iowa accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001892
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,045 (77.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,700 (66.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,700 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
905 (33.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$15,835
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,930 (71.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,800
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,378 (88.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,891
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,019 (74.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,037 (19.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,277

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
13,553 (65.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,774 (72.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,774 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,957 (30.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$16,084
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,144 (73.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,208
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,822 (90.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,513
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 5,408 (55.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,200 (10.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,055

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,405
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Engineering/Technologies, Military Science
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,661

Academics & Instruction (UofI)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,484

Part-Time Faculty


132

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


89%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 56% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1468
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Iowa provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


48.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.0%

Programs & Majors (UofI)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (138)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Air Force JROTC/ROTC
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Army JROTC/ROTC
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Museology/Museum Studies
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Woodwind Instruments

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, urban and regional planning, education, computer science, public health, law, biochemistry, epidemiology, occupational and environmental health, linguistics, microbiology

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (134)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Bacteriology
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chinese
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Dance
  • Database Systems
  • Dentistry
  • Developmental Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Information Studies
  • Investment Management
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Leisure Studies
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neurobiology
  • Nursing--General
  • Operations Research
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Radiation Biology
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Translational Biology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Virology
  • Writing

Campus Life (UofI)

Location & Geography

Population


71,591

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


1,700 acres

Weather


Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 78.4 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Iowa City
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Mt. Pleasant

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


26% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


74%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Herky
School Colors
Gold and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Iowa offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, association of residence halls, graduate student senate, national society of collegiate scholars, organization for the active support of international students (oasis), dance marathon

Sororities


19% of women participate

Fraternities


14% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


19,546

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
22,354
Women
11,560
Men
10,794

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.5% Asian
  • 3.3% Black/African-American
  • 7.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.7% White
  • 6.4% Unknown

International Students


10.6% from 61 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


9,033

Student Resources (UofI)