University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
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Overview
Public
20,227 Undergraduates
84% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of Iowa
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, Iowa
52242-1316
(319) 335-3500
www.uiowa.edu/

The University of Iowa, a public research university located in Iowa City, Iowa, is one of the top 80 schools in the U.S. It is also the flagship institution of the University of Iowa system. The university was founded in 1847, and is Iowa’s oldest institution of higher education. It was the first public university in the nation to offer coeducational classes and a Department of Religious Studies, as well as recognize an LGBT student-run organization. The campus sits on 1,880 acres of land on the Iowa River banks. University of Iowa doesn’t have an official school-wide motto, but its athletics motto is, “We always have and we always will … Fight For Iowa!” Notable alumni include actors Gene Wilder and Ashton Kutcher, novelist Flannery O'Connor, playwright Tennessee Williams, author John Irving, screenwriter Diablo Cody, poet Jorie Graham, novelist Jane Smiley and bass player Simon Estes. The school’s colors are black and gold, and its mascot is Herky the Hawk. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big Ten. The university offers 24 NCAA Division I teams, including men’s baseball, basketball, football, cross country, golf and swimming and diving, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf and gymnastics.

Location

Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. It is the home of The University of Iowa and county seat of Johnson County, at the center of the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 75,798 in 2017, making it the state's fifth-largest city. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
45%

Men

55%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

840

New Transfer Students

Admissions
84%

Acceptance Rate

22%

Enrollment Yield

1110-1310

SAT Range

24,132

Applicants in 2020

Costs
$17,452

Typical Cost

$31,569

Out-Of-State (published)

$9,606

In-State (published)

87%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$17,169

Median Debt

Academics
16 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

20

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

453

Doctorates Awareded

"Exercise Science and Kinesiology"

Top Major

10

Faculty Awards

22

National Academy Members

355

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, nearly 500 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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