University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA
4-year
Large
Urban

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Questions and Answers about University of Iowa

Shelby R.
2 months ago
In undergrad, are there opportunities for research?
Tima V.
3 months ago
For graduate level programs, does the University of Iowa assign students a mentor or counselor that is able to ensure academic success and support?
Samarah C.
4 months ago
Does University of Iowa accept dual enrollment as college credits?
Azalea K.
4 months ago
How influential are the Greek organizations on campus?
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5 months ago
What is the most effective way to contact a coach at University of Iowa?
Natalie S.
5 months ago
Does University of Iowa help students get good jobs while attending to help pay for schooling?
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Majors offered at University of Iowa

Biggest majors
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness
Finance and Financial Management Services
Psychology, General

Academics at University of Iowa

1120-1330
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
23-28
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (83% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for University of Iowa Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of Iowa Students8%12%71%14%1%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of Iowa Students
20%
77%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for University of Iowa students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer115k
Software Engineer77k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)73k
Human Resources (HR) Manager70k
Mechanical Engineer68k
Marketing Manager58k
Financial Analyst55k
Based on 21,287 student responses
54.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
102.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
16%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Iowa

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Student reviews of University of Iowa

by Bold.org students

3.9

5

4

3

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Close to activities in a city
Welcoming student body
Diverse and Inclusive
Kiana Ihm
Biking And Cycling
Snowboarding
Dog Training
Reading + 5 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the different types of people you could find on campus. There was a surprising amount of ethnic minority groups on campus that really made me feel included.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I was not prepared for the difference in course work from high school to college which took a little time to adjust to.

Finley Bickford
Reading
Gardening

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The student organization and how many opportunities to meet people there are

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Kinda expensive. Especially if you are a nonresident

William Young
Meditation and Mindfulness
Rock Climbing
Teaching
Yoga + 3 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the University of Iowa for its large campus full of diverse students and with a ton to do for activities. It is a great place to be! Great professors and the education program prepare you to be a great teacher!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Emma Elceser
Golf
Walking
Board Games And Puzzles

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The University of Iowa is a great institution for many different fields! The research and professors here are amazing.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Due to the age of the University, some of the campus buildings aren't the nicest.

Kayla Blaeser
Linguistics
Guitar
Poetry
Piano + 10 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

sense of community, professors, location, the on-campus restaurants and cafes, bookstores, etc., as well as great parks and trails for walking

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Iowa is obviously a conservative state so even though Iowa City is very liberal there have been some tensions as far as diversity and inclusion are involved, also regarding the pandemic especially

Elizabeth Zeutenhorst
Business And Entrepreneurship
Reading
Cooking
Writing + 4 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Despite its size, the University of Iowa has resources for each student. The professors want you to succeed and provide support through office hours and TAs.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Although I feel safe on campus, it is best to be aware of your surroundings.

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