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    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA - [UIowa], IOWA CITY, IOWA

    Iowa City, IowaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1847established year
    32166enrollment
    7.8/10

    University of Iowa: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Bhavya Rawal

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - May 3, 2021

    University of Iowa is one of the oldest and largest public universities located in Iowa City. It offers more than 200 areas of study in its 11 colleges which offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees to its aspirants. More than 29,482 undergraduate and 9,053 graduate and professional students from around 114 countries from across the globe enroll with the university. Students planning to study with University of Iowa can explore and personalize their residence options from 10 residence halls and 15 living learning communities. 

    Applications for admissions at the University of Iowa observe different recommended deadlines for its diverse range of courses. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the institute accepts applications 1 year prior to the beginning of term along with a non-refundable fee of 80 USD. You will be investing around $31,568 a year on the tuition fees for pursuing education with the university. The university is a lightly selective institute with a high acceptance rate of 83%. The popularity of University of Iowa among the international and domestic is the university rankings. Currently ranked #101-110 in the US. 

    University of Iowa Rankings

    Some of the University of Iowa Rankings for 2021 are discussed below:

    • US News and World reports of 2021
      • #88 in National Universities.
      • #108 in Best Value Schools.
      • #34 in Top Public Schools.
    • Times Higher Education 2021
      • #162 in US Rankings 
      • #201–250th in World University Rankings

    Highlights

    University Type Public
    Campus Setting Urban
    Annual Endowment 1.387 billion USD
    Student Retention Rate 87%
    Work-study program Yes
    Mode of Program Full time; Part-time; online
    Application Fee 80 USD
    Application Season Rolling
    Acceptance rate 83%
    English language proficiency score TOEFL or equivalent
    Financial Aid Available as awards and scholarships
    Admission Helpdesk admissions@uiowa.edu;
    319-335-3847

    University of Iowa Programs

    The institute provides an array of diverse courses for international students at 11 colleges like College of dentistry, law, education, engineering, nursing, business, medicine and graduate college. Some of the popular courses at the University of Iowa are business, marketing, management, engineering, Communication, Journalism, and nursing. Iowa is also won recognition across the globe for its achievements in arts and sciences courses.

    Some of the Top courses at the University of Iowa are discussed below:

    Programs Fees Per Annum
    M.Sc Computer Science $30,550
    M.B.A $31,500
    M.Sc Mechanical Engineering $43,792
    M.Sc Business Analytics $30,550
    B.Sc Nursing $33,002

    University of Iowa Campus

    University of Iowa campus is located on the beautiful bank of the Iowa River in Iowa State. Iowa city is regarded as one of the best places to live in the US and is also the #5 college town in the country. It has the best UI culture, events, and nightlife aimed at students. The institute has a bicycle-friendly main campus with 18 major bus routes for connectivity. Student life at the University of Iowa allows you to be a part of 24 NCAA teams and 500 student organizations. 

    Housing facilities/Residence

    • The university has 10 Residence halls that can accommodate almost 95% of students on campus
    • Around 6,000 students across its ten residence halls offer a variety of room types and amenities.
    • Meal plan is compulsory for all first-year students living on campus and off-campus students can also apply for a meal plan
    • Apart from basic amenities, Free Bus Service, Roommate-Matching, Free Tutoring, Convenient Dining, and Fitness Facilities are also available. 
    Residence Halls Costs (USD/year)
    Burge Residence Halls 7,191 to 12,207
    Catlett Residence Halls 8,275 to 10,427
    Currier Residence Halls 7,191 to 10,650
    Daum Residenc Halls 7,191 to 9,316
    Hillcrest Residence Halls 7,191 to 12,207
    Mayflower Residence Halls 9,316 
    Peterson Residence Halls 8,275 to 10,427
    Rienow Residence Halls 7,191 to 9,316
    Slater Residence Halls 7,191 to 9,316
    Stanley Residence Halls 7,191 to 9,316

    University of Iowa Application Process

    How to Apply?

    Application Portal: Web application from university website

    Application fee: 80 USD Application fee is required

    Application Deadline: Rolling. Applicants can send in their application one year prior to the start of term at the earliest possible opportunity.

    *International applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of their anticipated enrollment date.  

    Supporting documents:

    • Official transcripts of high school(UG), college, and university(PG)
    • English proficiency test scores
    • ACT and SAT score
      • ACT: English 21+
      • SAT: Reading 29+
    • GPA of 3.00 or higher (only for PG)
    • Financial statement (PG)
    • Additional documents required for some special programs only
    • GMAT/GRE scores for graduate applicants
    • Resume/CV
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Financial Statement

    University of Iowa Cost of Attendance

    An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US for 2 different popular majors is tabulated as follows:

    Type of fee Engineering (USD) Business (USD)
    Tuition 33,094 33,558
    Additional fees 2,368.5 2,301
    Living expenses 9,500 9,500
    Health insurance 3,000 3,000
    Books  950 950 

    Note: Living expenses are estimated for 12 months and given rates are based on double occupancy room rates in University Housing and the rate can be changed based on the type of room. Different majors have different tuition fees. Apart from tuition fees, all costs are almost the same for all majors.

    University of Iowa Scholarships

    The institute provides financial support for international students in the form of awards and scholarships to study in the USA. About 88% of students at the university receive some form of financial aid. The average grant aid received by students is USD 8,936.

    The scholarship can range up to covering the full cost of attendance for meritorious students. The University of Iowa offers scholarships that are usually merit-based. Different types of Scholarships are available according to performance. International students do not qualify for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans but can avail only the limited number of merit scholarships available

    Scholarship for international students include:

    • International Distinction in Education Award (IDEA)
      • Award worth 500 - 10,000 USD per year
      • Based on Academic performance
      • Renewable for four year
      • Auto considered
    • Collegiate and Departmental Scholarships: There are a number of awards available according to departments of different colleges like Tippie College of Business scholarship, among others.
    • The work-study alternative is also available for candidates looking to make some extra money in order to continue their education at the university.

    Students can apply for numerous private awards at the institute as well.

    University of Iowa Alumni Network

    The university alumni stay connected and get involved through the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. Regional clubs, alumni affinity groups, annual events, etc. keep the alumni engaged with their alma mater. 

    Several other benefits and privileges available for alumni of the university include Center for Advancement, Iowa Magazine, Travel Opportunities, Ways to Give, National I-Club, and Pomerantz Career Center. 

    Few notable alumni of the institute include -Andre Tippett:- A NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, James Van Allen:- world-famous physicist and discoverer of two radiation belts (the Van Allen Belts) that surround the earth, Mark Mattson:- he is Neuroscientist at the National Institutes of Health.

    University of Iowa Placements

    Every year, more than 7,000 students are employed on campus. Almost 95% of graduates find a job. About 4,100+ employers have hired Iowa graduates in the past 3 years. The Pomerantz Career Center's Handshake site lets employers post student positions and helps students search for the job that's right for them. The median starting salary of Iowa alumni is nearly 50,900 USD. 

    Some of the popular courses and the payscale are discussed:

    Program Placement (USD/year)
    Masters in Science 120,000
    MBA 113,000
    BBA 100,000
    Bachelor of Science 90,000
    Bachelor of Arts 85,000
    Other Degrees 61,000

    The university offers top-notch academic programs in over 100 areas and helps students in honing leadership skills. First-year students at University of Iowa can explore and personalize their housing options by living on-campus. It is a major national research university with a broad-based liberal arts foundation in the USA. 

    $ 30,5501st YEAR
    FEES

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    LOR | SOP

    ENTRY Requirement

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL81|IELTS7

    1.5 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 28

    Application Deadline

    LOR | SOP

    ENTRY Requirement

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL100|IELTS7|GMAT600|GRE306
    $ 13,4181st YEAR
    FEES

    5 years

    Course Duration


    1 year

    Course Duration

    Feb 28

    Application Deadline

    LOR | SOP

    ENTRY Requirement

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL81|IELTS7

    University of Iowa Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    35671
    FAFSA Code
    001892
    Application Cost
    $40
    Accreditation
    NCA
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $32,408 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-81--
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-7--
    Speaking-6--
    Writing-6--
    Listening-6--
    Reading-6--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score1255114013709
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing625570680-
    Mathematics630570690-
    ACT Check Detailed Score26232895
    English262229-
    Mathematics252228-
    Graduate
    GMAT670---

    University of Iowa Acceptance Rate

    86.0 %

    acceptance rate

    27734

    total applicants

    35671

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    47.6%

    Male

    52.4%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    86.0%
    Total Applicants
    31441
    Total Enrolled
    27051
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    86.0%
    Total Applicants
    10019
    Total Enrolled
    8620

    University of Iowa enrollment

    Enrollment
    University of Iowa Enrollment
    35671
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    27051
    Graduate Enrollment
    8620
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    66.8%

    Attendance Cost

    $32408

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $32,408 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $13,418 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $950 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $10,450 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $2,242 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $8,588 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $3,420 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $2,850 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $2,850 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Clinical Science Programs
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    Clinical Science Programs
    Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
    Dentistry Programs
    American Dental Association

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    423003579965012351

    Ranking

    20212020201920182017
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    RANKED  #201 - #250

    Overall(International)

    RANKED  #301 - #400

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    College Rating

    Based on 9 Students Rating

    7.8 out of 10
    9.2/10Academic
    7.1/10Accommodation
    8.6/10Faculty
    8.2/10Infrastructure
    8.3/10Placement
    7.4/10Social Life

    Reviews

    SV
    6.5 /10

    I was very confused regarding the choice of the perfect college but after my I consulted my former school teacher, I was convinced that I wanted to study at this college as she also completed her studies from this college only and told me all the many opportunities that I'll have after graduating from here. After securing a GPA of 8, I had to submit an online form. The application fee was around $60.

    Course Curriculum :

    The BSE program in biomedical engineering is one of eight Undergraduate Engineering Programs offered by the College of Engineering, which offers excellent opportunities for us to participate in undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, and student organizations.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 extracurricular
    GV
    7.5 /10

    It is one of the best and most affordable universities for computer science in the United States.

    Course Curriculum :

    It's amazing.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    CH
    8.5 /10

    A lot of my friends were going, so I knew I would have roomates I knew and trusted. I liked how many different classes and majors there were too! I also heard that it was a friendly environment and had heard many great things about it! When I toured it, I saw how much I would love being here. It's such a nice place

    Course Curriculum :

    It's ok

    8 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    YC
    8.7 /10

    A college senior recommended this college. The application was done online via the portal and international students have to pay $100 as an application fee. The graduate programs I choose ranks among the top 10 in their fields. This particular course was ranked 1st in Iowa in the year 2017 by the Public Accounting Reports ranking. I was elated to have been selected as the streaming process is very competitive.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course gives me an opportunity to pursue CPA alongside my usual curriculum. The basic curriculum has Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Business Analytics, and Tax which is in sync with the CPA syllabus. Most of our alumnus has successfully completed CPA and almost 91% have done that on the first attempt. Our college helps us get a professional outlook.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    JM
    6.8 /10

    I picked this college because it was close but enough from home. And the campus made me feel welcomed. Originally this college was introduced to me from my College Seminar class in high school. I was between Southwest Tennessee Community College but I picked the University of Memphis because I wanted to put money back into my city's hands.

    Course Curriculum :

    I love the course curriculum. It's both easy and a challenge to follow.

    10 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    5 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    +1-319-335-1566
    TELEPHONE
    C110 Pomerantz Center, Iowa City, IA 52242-7700
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Pharmacy
    • Airport
    • Book Store
    • Shopping Mall

    Pharmacy

    Dena M. Dillon, PharmD0.68 km
    Mikayla L. Spangler, PharmD0.68 km
    Ryan B. Jacobsen, PharmD0.68 km
    Stuart K. Pitman, PharmD0.68 km
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    Book Store

    Iowa Hawk Shop1.37 km
    Iowa Memorial Union1.41 km
    Iowa Book LLC1.71 km
    Recycling Reading1.76 km
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    Airport

    Hospital Heliport 10.69 km
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic Heliport0.69 km
    Hospital Heliport 20.70 km
    Iowa City Municipal Airport2.79 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Old Capitol Town Center1.71 km
    Iowafalls Iowa2.06 km
    Extend the Dream Foundation2.14 km
    Celt-Med3.72 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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