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Founded in 1847, University of Iowa. is a Public college. Located in Iowa, which is a city setting in Iowa, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 24,476 full time undergraduate students, and 7,535 full time graduate students.
The University of Iowa Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 1334 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Iowa include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at UI are considered Less Selective, with ,145% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 55% were in the top quarter, and 24% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Iowa.
298 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
255 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
306 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
312 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
312 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
311 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
311 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
312 Students rated academics 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
144 Students rated University of Iowa
I just transferred this semester and so far, I am liking it. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved and make friends. Everything is a walking distance from the school which is pretty convenient. The professors care about the students and make learning interesting and understandable even in the big lectures.
The University of Iowa holds some of the greatest memories in my life. Meeting my closest friends, experiencing Saturday football games, joining clubs, it's all there. The campus is so safe that often times I would go on walks with my friends at 2am just for fun. The University offers plenty of free transportation services that make getting around super easy and reliable. The University of Iowa truly has it all.
Iowa is everything I thought it would be. The campus and city ratio is perfect, the energy put fourth for sports, and family college town feel is perfect. But with that, my classes are known to be difficult but the faculty is overall pretty great when it comes to being there for their students and being clear. Yes, there are exceptions to all of those things I listed yet I love being a hawkeye and honestly I bet nothing beats it.
To be completely honest, I didn't particularly like it when I first started out here. My high school graduating class was 2020, and coming into freshman year the university had a lot of issues. Since then, it's improved a lot. The music and arts scene has come back, people aren't scared to interact with each other anymore, and sports are bigger than ever. The quality of housing and dining in the dorms, however, is still feeling the effects. They're having some trouble keeping people on staff and getting new hires. Overall, though, I enjoy going to school here and would recommend it - even taking some drawbacks into account, we're better off here than at Iowa State :).
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Iowa is 84%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Choosing a college is one of the biggest choices you will make in life. It is ok to be scared, but do not let those feelings get in the way of your future. Also, make sure to visit the school of your choice before you enroll in it becasue you are going to be spending 4 or more years of your life there and you do not want to have a horrible suprised if you end up not liking the atmosphere. Finally, do what feels most right, do not make your choice based on your friends decisions or your boyfriend or girlfriends decisions. If those people are your true friends they will remain true to you no matter how far you are from them. You will meet new people wherever you go and they will be your best friends for the rest of your life. Finally, shoot for the stars!
Mostly white people.
As a part-time freshman, I have little to say about the academics. But, from what I hear there is a language barrier between some professors and students. Some classes are difficult and others not so much.
I love Iowa. It's a large school, but there are so many organizations and clubs that it's easy to find your niche. If you want to party, it's available, but if you don't, there are so many other oppurtunities -- a lot of them are free! I also love the campus itself. It's beautiful and easy to get around. There are a lot of walking trails that go along the river. I like to take walks along it when it's nice out. People are always running or walking dogs or biking. Plus there is free Cambus service. It's also easy to get around the community. You can catch a bus to the Coralville mall, anywhere in Iowa City, or wherever. The town is great. It's really lively and cultural just like a college town should be. Although there are more bars than anything downtown, it's a fun place to hang out and it's very pedestrian-oriented.
A big part of the University of Iowa is Greek Life.
The Feel of the University of Iowa is something I have never experienced before. From visiting people at many other universities, I always come back to Iowa as my home, each time more assured that I chose the best school out there. The campus is integrated to the downtown Iowa City life that provides endless entertainment and all types of activities for student. Each student at Iowa will tell you that they have made a home here, and will find it hard to leave, often picking the graduate program here as well. It’s a place for anyone and everyone.
Yes. It's a very liberal, progressive campus. There is a lot of drinking, but there are also a lot of people who don't drink. It's such a large campus that it doesn't matter. And Hawkeye football is a big deal, so everyone becomes a sports enthusiast.
That Iowa is only a party school.
The University of Iowa has a beautiful campus where there's always something to do- you can shop in the Old Capitol Mall, watch No Shame Theater at the Theater Building, exercise at the fitness center, play pool in the residence halls, go for a walk along the river, catch a game at Kinnick Stadium or Carver-Hawkeye Arena, go to swing dance lessons at the field house, eat downtown, look for special activities, or just eat with your friends at Burge Marketplace or hang out with them in their dorm room- it's hard to be bored.
ones who arent willing to accept change. This school is completely different from any high school i have ever seen. Every ethnic race ever invented is probably here at the University of Iowa. And its so many different things you can do here so if you just want to stay home and do nothing dont come to this school.
The fact that we had a flood last year, and the wintersa are cold
Iowa is a safe enviornment that is up to my expectations of what a college should be.
University of Iowa is best known for its medical/health majors. With the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Children's Hospital on campus, there is a strong focus on medical and health-related programs. As a nursing student, I know that Iowa's nursing program is ranked on of the top ten nursing schools in the nation, and clinical experience is available almost immediately.
I think someone who want to attented a big school with a small school feel should go here. You end up seeing the same people everywhere but it can be very easy to avoid the people you don't want to see.
I wish I had known how difficult classes would be at the University of Iowa. To do well, you have to use the majority of your time studying and doing classwork. It's a large school, so definitely get invovled in something to get to know people better. If you aren't involved in anything, you're going to have a harder time making friends because the class sizes are VERY large.
I brag about the Hawkeye football games and school activities that I am involved in.
The fact that the sides of campus are located across a river and up/down a hill from each other. Crossing a river and walking up a hill is not the first thing I look forward to when I wake up to walk in the morning. The hill might suck, but the view is always nice, whether it's looking at the old capitol or the Iowa River.
Stereotypes of students include big partiers. Which can be true, but students know when to grind and get their work done.
Football weekends are huge! Most of the campus is filled with fans wearing black and gold. Vendors selling food, t-shirts, etc. line the streets as you approach Kinnick. It is a really exciting time, especially when the Hawkeyes win. Basketball is slowly, but surely gaining popularity. There were several sold out games this season and the Hawkeyes pulled off some great wins. There is definitely a strong student population attending other athletic events, however football and basketball dominate.
There are lots of libraries on campus with spaces that few students use. I like to go to the top floor of the business library when I need a quiet space. The entire law library is also good for that. The Van Allen Commons is a new space that is great for studying with floor to ceiling white boards and lots of great spaces. The University is also planning to renovate the Main Library to offer a similar space soon. When it's nice out there are lots of places outside that have Wi-Fi including the entire Pentacrest.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
88% of students
attending University of Iowa receive some sort of financial aid.
23% were awarded federal grants.
While 46% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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