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University of Iowa

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The University of Iowa is located on 1,900 acres of land in the southeastern portion of Iowa. This university is a major national research university that has much to offer students. This magnificent university has also received international recognition for its many achievements in the sciences, humanities, and arts. The University of Iowa was the first public university in the United States to admit women and men equally.

Accreditation is important when deciding upon the right university to enroll. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredit the University of Iowa. Students have the option to major and minor in over 100 subject areas for undergraduate degrees and an additional 100 areas of study for professional and graduate degrees.

The University of Iowa consists of 11 colleges, offering, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and certificate programs in many areas. The colleges include Tippie College of Business, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Dentistry, College of Education, College of Law, College of Engineering, College of Nursing, Graduate College, and Carver College of Medicine. A few of the major departments include American studies, mathematics, religious studies, and music. The majority of the students enrolled in the University of Iowa are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Nearly 30,000 students attend the university, and approximately 84% of the students who apply receive admission. The 18 to 1 student to teacher ratio offers students the assurance that academics come first at the University of Iowa. The most popular fields of study at this university are nursing/registered nurse, English Language and Literature, Psychology, communication studies/speech communications, and business administration and management. The school offers traditional degrees and online degrees. Online degrees and certificates are available in business, nursing, social work, education, public health, nonprofit, and nonprofit management.

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Admissions

As of April 12, 2011, prospective students can expect an application fee of $40 for undergraduate applications, $80 for international undergraduate students, $60 for graduate applications, and $100 for international graduate applications. First years students must submit an application online or send in an application with the required fee. Students must include ACT and SAT scores with the application. The ACT writing test is not required but highly recommended.

The deadline for admission during the spring semester is November and fall and summer semester is April. In addition, students must pay an acceptance fee before making orientation reservations. International first year students must follow the above guidelines and take the TOEFL if English is not the first language. Transfer students must complete the above criteria and have a transcript sent to the University of Iowa.

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university inside or outside of the country and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or a foreign equivalent. The application deadline for graduate admission is July for the fall semester, December for the winter and spring semester, and April for the summer session. The deadline for international students is April for the fall semester, October for the winter and spring semester, and March for the summer session. Graduate programs, such as business, law, and medical, require a resume and cover letters, contact information for three references, responses to two essays, MCAT, LSAT, and GRE scores.

Financial Aid

The University of Iowa offers a number of financial aid types, including grants, federal work-study programs, loans, and scholarships. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial needs. Students can also consults with the IOWA College Student Aid Commission (ICSAC) for assistance with financing education through grants, scholarships, and related programs. Students with disabilities may consult with the Office of Student Disabilities Services for financial assistance options. Veterans and dependents of veterans may contact the Veterans Affairs Office, Education Aid to War Orphans, and Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs to determine qualification.

The University of Iowa strives to assist students with limited financial resources necessary to attain goals. The university offers a variety of institutional scholarships based on high school rank, special talents, pre-admission test scores, academic achievement, and financial needs. There is also the option to renew the grants or scholarships annually if the requirements are met. The university offers listings of available grants and scholarships on the university website.

The university encourages students to complete the FAFSA form after January 1st but before March 1st of the academic school year. As of April 12, 2011. the total cost of attendance may range from around $18,000 to $41,000, depending on resident status and the degree that students pursue. The university does offer deferred payment options for those who meet specific criteria. Students have the option to defer the payment until the end of the semester for a fee. Students also have the option to defer the payment into 3 payments for a fee that applies to the final payment.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3167th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The University of Iowa has a retention rate of 74 percent for part-time students and 83 percent for full-time students. The school consists of 3,849 full-time students, 6,085 graduate students, and 8,049 freshmen. The campus consists of 61 percent in-state students and 39 percent out-of-state students.

There are 10 residential halls available on the campus of the University of Iowa. These halls are home for more than 5,000 residents each year. Nearly half of the residents are first year students. There are residential accommodations available for students with disabilities and special medical needs.

The campus offers approximately 60 Wi-Fi areas in common places such as classrooms, conference rooms, and common areas. The campus offers an online activity board that lists many upcoming campus events. A few of the many campus organizations and clubs including chess clubs, book clubs, ceramic art groups, hunting and fishing groups, and flying clubs. The university is home to many fascinating museums, including the Medical Museum, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Athletic Hall of Fame and Museum, and Old Capital Museum.

There is never time for a dull moment on this campus. There are currently 39 fraternities and sororities at the University of Iowa, including Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Chi Omega, Phi Delta Theta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and Sigma Pi. One of the main events that students enjoy is tailgating for football games. Students can also enjoy numerous activities hosted by student organizations that include dance, theater, politics, sports, games, and a number of other exciting activities. The newly reopened Iowa City Englert Theatre hosts performances for up to 40 nights per year. There are also student media organizations in which students can participate.

The school is located in an Urban, small city setting with less than 100,000 residents. The surrounding communities include Solon, North Liberty, and other Small towns of less than 100,000 residents. There are a number of state parks that provide biking, boating and walking opportunities. The Iowa Airport is located twenty miles away in Cedar Rapides. The university attracts a host of opportunities for educational opportunities, research, business endeavors, and athletic events. During the summer, there are many activities in that Iowa City sponsors on a weekly basis, including jazz concerts and activities with artists, writers, and scientists.

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Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The major athletic facilities on campus are Grant Field, Duane Banks Field, Bob Pearl Softball Field, Bill and Jim Ashton Cross Country Courses, Cretzmeyer Track, Finkbine Golf Course, Tennis and Rec Complex, and Paul W. Brechler Press Box.

The schools teams participate in the Big Ten Conference and in the NCAA’s Division 1-A. The school’s mascot is Herky the Hawk. The school colors are old gold and black. The teams have enjoyed a number of champion ships, including a football victory in the FedEX Orange Bowl in 2010 and appearances at 8 other bowl games in the past 9 years, 34 Big Ten Titles, 23 national titles in wrestling through 2010, and a Big 10 championship in 2008 in women’s basketball.

The success of the these teams produces successful professional athletes such as Mike Jones, guard for the Minnesota Vikings; Seth Olsen, offensive guard for the Denver Broncos; Reggie Evans, forward for the Toronto Raptors; Cal Eldred, former pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers; and Cap Anson, former Chicago White Stockings player.

The University of Iowa offers 30 team and individual sports within several leagues. A few of the intramural sports options are volleyball, tennis, football, and golf. These teams are winners of several championships, including Men’s and Women’s Club Table Tennis, Men’s Scholarship and Women’s Scholarship Cross Country, Men’s Intramural Wrestling, and Women’s Scholarship Golf.

Additional School Information

There are other successful graduates of this university, including Ashton Kutcher, actor; Tom Arnold, actor; Gene Wilder, actor; Tom Brokaw, former NBC News anchor; Tom McHale, novelist; William B. Morgan, naval architect, and Grant Wood, artist.

The faculty consists of 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, and the University of Iowa is affiliated with Universities Research Association, Association of American Universities, and Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

Bibliography

  • Gerber, John, Carolyn Brown, James Kaufman, and James Lindberg Jr. A Pictorial History of the University of Iowa: An Expanded Edition. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2005. Print.
  • Schwider, Dorothy, ed. and Gretchen Van Houten, ed. Sesquicentennial History of Iowa State University: Tradition and Transformation. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007. Print
  • The University of Iowa. 12 April 2011. Web. 12 April 2011.

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Ranks 5th in Iowa and 253rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Iowa and 179th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 13 0.04
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 11 0.04
Robbery 1 0.00
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 21 0.07
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 7 0.02
Arrest 168 0.56

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 121 0.18
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 24 0.04
Robbery 18 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 326 0.48
Larceny 1,207 1.77
Vehicle theft 47 0.07

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population2,691 (2,691 urban / N/A rural)
HouseholdsN/A (N/A people per house)
Median Household IncomeN/A
FamiliesN/A (N/A people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (very high research activity)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1902

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 660th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,678 $6,678 $25,548
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,383 $1,383 $1,383
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $336 $336 $1,122
FT Graduate Tuition $8,106 $8,106 $24,690
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,417 $1,417 $1,417
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $529 $529 $1,450
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $20,691 $20,691 $39,561
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $20,653 $20,653 $39,523
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,875 $11,875 $30,745

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Medical Degree — Tuition $32,370 $48,852
Medical Degree — Required Fees $1,179 $1,179
Dentistry Degree — Tuition $38,930 $61,688
Dentistry Degree — Required Fees $1,357 $1,357
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $21,188 $39,502
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $1,533 $1,533
Law Degree — Tuition $26,274 $47,252
Law Degree — Required Fees $1,773 $1,773

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $7,765 $8,057 $7,765 $8,057 $25,099 $26,279
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,090(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,750 $9,170
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,515(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,750 $9,170
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,515(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,126(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$40
Graduate Application Fee$60
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 21,642 (9,957 male / 11,685 female)
Admitted 17,363 (7,626 male / 9,736 female)
Admission rate 80%
First-time Enrollment 4,460 (2,036 male / 2,424 female)
FT Enrollment 4,270 (1,933 male / 2,337 female)
PT Enrollment 190 (103 male / 87 female)
Total Enrollment29,748

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Big Ten Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Big Ten Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Big Ten Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Big Ten Conference

ACT Test Admission

243rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 86%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 25 / 28
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 25 / 28
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 25 / 28

SAT Test Admission

203rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 10%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 540 / 620
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 620 / 680
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1160 / 1300

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity5,966
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 547 118 248 181 21 4,863 609 6,641
Accounting 31 2 2 5 1 125 7 173
Actuarial Science 20 1 2 7 1 31
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 4 4
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General 2 2
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other 1 1 1 3
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies 1 1
American Indian/Native American Studies 1 2 3
American Sign Language (ASL) 1 7 9
American/United States Studies/Civilization 10 2 12
Ancient Studies/Civilization 1 6 1 8
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology 7 1 1 34 6 50
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 17 2 19
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General 10 2 8 9 1 144 21 196
Asian Studies/Civilization 7 1 4 10 1 23
Astronomy 2 3
Athletic Training/Trainer 13 1 14
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 3 2 1 62 13 81
Biochemistry 5 1 1 7 18 5 37
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 10 5 3 3 48 6 75
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6 1 3 4 71 7 93
Biopsychology
Biostatistics 6 1 1 7 15
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General 67 3 8 13 178 64 334
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 2 2
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Chemical Engineering 2 1 1 26 30
Chemistry, General 5 1 3 2 18 3 32
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 1 1 1 3 6
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 6 2 1 19 6 34
Civil Engineering, General 9 3 2 68 9 91
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 2 3
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 10 2 12
Clinical Nurse Leader 1 1 1 3
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Psychology
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 1 1
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 1 1 1 3 6
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Comparative Law
Comparative Literature 1 1 1 3
Computer Engineering, General 2 1 6 1 10
Computer and Information Sciences, General 13 3 5 1 40 4 66
Corrections
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 1 8 2 11
Creative Writing 2 1 6 3 1 36 6 60
Curriculum and Instruction 10 1 11
Dance, General 2 1 1 21 4 29
Dental Clinical Sciences, General 1 1 2
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Public Health and Education 2 1 2 5
Developmental and Child Psychology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 7 2 9
Directing and Theatrical Production
Disability Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 2 1 31 6 42
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General 24 2 4 7 86 6 129
Education, General
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement 3 1 2 2 8
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 1 3 5 10
Educational Psychology 4 3 1 8
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 5 1 34 5 45
Elementary Education and Teaching 2 3 1 120 9 135
Endodontics/Endodontology 3 1 4
Engineering, General 3 3
Engineering, Other 2 5 7
English Language and Literature, General 2 4 6 5 1 172 19 212
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 8 3 11
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 3 1 4
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 2 2 8 5 1 220 17 256
Environmental Health 10 10
Environmental Science 2 1 2 23 3 32
Environmental Studies
Epidemiology 1 1 8 10
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Experimental Psychology
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 1 1 2 36 6 47
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Finance, General 89 1 5 7 1 193 11 308
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature 1 11 12
Geography 1 3 1 15 4 24
Geology/Earth Science, General 14 14
German Language and Literature 1 3 4
Gerontology 3 2 5
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1 1 4 3 9
Health Services Administration 1 1 29 4 35
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 11 1 12
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 2 2 5
History, General 2 6 1 88 8 106
Holocaust and Related Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Engineering 3 1 1 2 28 35
Informatics 5 1 1 1 30 6 44
Information Science/Studies
Insurance 7 18 1 26
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies 4 12 2 19
International Business/Trade/Commerce 5 2 3 1 22 1 34
International Public Health/International Health 1 3 4
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies 7 3 9 6 1 55 5 86
Italian Language and Literature 2 2
Journalism 5 3 6 2 1 125 13 157
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1 4 6 8 249 18 290
Labor and Industrial Relations 7 8 126 5 146
Language Interpretation and Translation 1 3 1 5
Latin American Studies 1 1
Latin Language and Literature 1 1
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3 11 11 6 213 30 277
Library and Information Science 1 20 5 26
Linguistics 2 2 20 3 28
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 3 1 28 1 33
Marketing, Other 8 4 4 2 159 4 181
Materials Engineering
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General 48 4 5 41 98
Mechanical Engineering 2 1 3 63 5 75
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 23 1 25
Medical Scientist 1 2 3
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2 2
Microbiology, General 1 2 4 18 1 26
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 1 2 3 1 81 20 111
Museology/Museum Studies 19 2 21
Music Teacher Education
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General 5 2 4 55 8 75
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 14 2 17
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 2 2
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration 1 1 2
Nursing Practice 1 1
Nursing Science 1 1 1 1 31 10 46
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 1 1
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 1 1
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 4 1 5
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 2 4 1 1 1 87 8 106
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics 1 1 1 3
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist 1 3 4
Periodontics/Periodontology 1 1
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 4 2 6
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Philosophy 1 1 12 2 17
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant 44 2 48
Physics, General 4 2 9 3 18
Physiology, General 1
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science and Government, General 2 3 7 3 99 11 126
Portuguese Language and Literature 1 1
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology 2 2
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 3 1 4
Psychology, General 15 6 11 17 218 15 288
Public Health, General 4 2 3 42 9 60
Public Health, Other 1 9 2 12
Radiation Biology/Radiobiology 1 1
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 36 10 47
Reading Teacher Education 1 1
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 1 18 2 22
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 3 3 4 1 96 14 123
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 6 2 8
Religion/Religious Studies 2 1 1 1 10 1 16
Religious/Sacred Music
Russian Language and Literature 1 5 1 7
School Psychology 4 4
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 8 7 16
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Psychology
Social Studies Teacher Education 2 5 6 13
Social Work 1 3 14 2 1 103 23 147
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 1 7 2 10
Sociology 3 2 2 3 47 3 60
Spanish Language and Literature 4 6 36 6 53
Special Education and Teaching, General 2 1 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 8 3 13 2 1 182 11 220
Sports Studies 1 3 27 1 32
Statistics, General 17 2 1 7 3 30
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 1 1 2
Sustainability Studies 2 3 1 40 5 52
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 5 1 3 1 9 19
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Toxicology 1 1 2
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1 7 8
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Women's Studies 1 2 1 9 13
Writing, General 1 8 1 10

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 227th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $99,079 ($108,702 male / $82,488 female)
Number of FT Faculty 1,377 (825 male / 552 female)
Number of PT Faculty 2,559
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $62,502,000

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