200+ majors, minors, and certificate programs

Most popular undergraduate majors: pre-business, psychology, English, communication studies, biology, business (accelerated admission), health and human physiology, finance, art and art history, interdepartmental studies

Most popular graduate programs: education, engineering, public health, nursing, social work, English, music, business, chemistry, physical therapy and rehabilitation science

6th best college in the nation for military veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2013)



31,065 total enrollment, fall 2013

21,974 undergraduate enrollment, fall 2013

9,091 graduate and professional enrollment, fall 2013

4,460 first-year students in fall 2013; 2,799 new transfer students

16:1 student-to-faculty ratio

80% of classes have fewer than 30 students


Student success

89-100% placement rates for new graduates, depending on program

86% first-to-second year undergraduate retention rate

51% four-year graduation rate

7,048 degrees awarded during the 2013-2014 academic year

4,100+ employers have hired Iowa graduates in the past three years

423 employers conducted 4,202 on-campus interviews in 2013

2,600 students attended 5 career fairs in 2013

63 national/international merit scholarship winners since 2005

20 Goldwater Scholarship recipients

12 National Science Foundation graduate research fellows

11 Fulbright scholarship and grant recipients

6 Truman Scholarship recipients

4 Churchill Scholarship recipients

3 Udall Scholarship recipients

1 Rhodes Scholarship recipient (3 finalists)

1,351 students studied abroad in 75 countries during 2013



10 years on the Fiske Guide to Colleges “best-buy” list (2015)

Ranked best value among Iowa public universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine

$8,079—2014-2015 undergraduate tuition and fees for Iowa residents

$27,409—2014-2015 undergraduate tuition and fees for nonresidents 

$56 million in scholarships for undergraduate students

41% of graduating undergraduates have no student loan debt

96% of young alumni say time and money spent on their Iowa education was worth it



30+ living-learning community options in 14 campus residence halls

92% of first-year students live on campus

$9.614—2014-2015 room and board rate (based on double room with meal plan)


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