The University of Iowa


Home to more than 30,000 students, The University of Iowa offers more than 100 areas of study on a vibrant and diverse campus in Iowa City, Iowa. In the U.S. News & World Report rankings, Iowa is ranked #28 among Best Public National Universities. It also is the only Big Ten school on the Fiske Guide list of “Best Buys” for 2012 based on cost and the quality of academics and student life. About 14 percent of the incoming class in fall 2011 identified themselves as minorities.

Admission Info: 

Iowa bases first-year student acceptance on a combination of academic records and test scores. The middle 50 percent of students admitted for fall 2011 had an ACT composite score of 23-28 (or a combined critical reading and math score of 1060-1260 on the SAT). The mean high school grade-point average was 3.61. Find our admission requirements online at

Scholarship/Financial Aid: 

Iowa offers more than 1,500 scholarships each year based on financial need, academic merit, or both. About 80 percent of students receive some form of financial aid, including grants, loans, and scholarships. About 40 percent of our May 2010 graduates were debt-free upon graduation. For details about the Advantage Iowa Award and other UI scholarships, visit

Green Programs:  Yes

Green Initiative: 

Iowa offers a Certificate in Sustainability and has a “Sustainability” living-learning community in the residence halls.

Programs Offered: Education, Business, Art and Design, Health/Human Services, IT/Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Nursing/Allied Health, Science/Engineering, Other Majors


Acronyms: UI

107 Calvin Hall, Iowa City , Iowa 52242-1396


The Iowa Edge is a five-day introduction to The University of Iowa campus offered each fall for 72 new, incoming African American, American Indian, Asian American, Latino/a, and first-generation college students. Participants say the program helps students get a head start building relationships on campus. Visit the web site for more details at:

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