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

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



31,387 total enrollment, fall 2014 early census

22,354 undergraduate enrollment, fall 2014 early census

9,033 graduate and professional enrollment, fall 2014 early census

4,666 first-year students in fall 2014; 2,395 new transfer students

16:1 student-to-faculty ratio

80% 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

7,048 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)

Ranked best value among Iowa public universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine (2014)

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

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

$62.4 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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