University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is a Tier-1 public research university located in the beautiful, safe, and welcoming Midwest USA. 

Study in our colleges of liberal arts and science, business, engineering, medicine, dentistry, law, public health, nursing, pharmacy, and our graduate college. Iowa offers over 200 majors, minors, and certificates and students are encouraged to work across disciplines to find their passion. We lead the world in teaching graduates to write and communicate effectively, an essential skill in any career. Iowa has the resources to help all students succeed in our #1 college town in the United States.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 80%
  • Average ACT range: 22-29
  • Average SAT range: 1130-1330
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include:  Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Area Studies, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, History, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Labour/Industrial Relations, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Theology/Religion, Urban Planning, Urban Studies
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  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $48,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports:  Men's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Field Hockey, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Gymnastics, Women's Rowing, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Men's Wrestling

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