200+ majors, minors, and certificate programs

Most popular undergraduate majorspsychology, human physiology, health and human physiology, communication studies, English, biology, finance, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, business (direct admission)

Most popular graduate programs: MBA for professionals, nursing, English, music, engineering, social work, psychological and quantitative foundations, teaching and learning, educational policy and leadership studies, chemistry

10th best college in the nation for military veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)


Enrollment, Fall 2014

31,387 total enrollment

22,354 undergraduate enrollment

7,616 graduate and professional enrollment

1,417 post-doctoral enrollment

4,666 first-year students; 3,102 new transfer students

16:1 student-to-faculty ratio

77% of classes have fewer than 30 students

More enrollment data from the Office of the Registrar


Student success

84-94% placement rates for new graduates, depending on program (2013 grads)

86% first-to-second year undergraduate retention rate

51% four-year graduation rate

7,038 degrees awarded during the 2013-2014 academic year

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

Approximately 420 employers conducted 4,700 on-campus interviews in the 2013-14 school year

2,600 students attended 4 career fairs in the 2013-14 school year

65 national/international merit scholarship winners since 2005

20 Goldwater Scholars

12 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows

18 Fulbright Scholars

6 Truman Scholars

4 Churchill Scholars

4 Udall Scholars

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)

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

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

$62 million in scholarships for undergraduate students

39% 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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