University of Iowa

country rank  65
world rank  87

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University Overview

Founded in 1847, University of Iowa is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Iowa City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Iowa. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Cedar Rapids. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Iowa (UI) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Iowa (UI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 173 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UI
Founded 1847
Colours Black and gold

University Location

Address 101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City (population range: 50,000-249,999)
52242-1316 Iowa
United States
T +1 (319) 335 3500
F +1 (319) 335 0807
Other locations Cedar Rapids

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City 52242
+1 (319) 335 3847
800 553 4692

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Iowa's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation ADA
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation CODA
  • American Psychological Association APA
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs CACREP
  • Council on Rehabilitation Education CORE
  • Iowa State Board of Education ISBE
  • Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology ABET
  • American Library association ALA
  • Committee on Accreditation COA
  • Planning Accreditation Board PAB
  • American Bar Association ABA
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • American Psychological Association APA Commission on Accreditation CoA
  • Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System PCSAS
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA
  • National Association of Schools of Dance NASD
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications ACEJ
  • National Recreation Park Association NRPA
  • National Association of Schools of Music NASM
  • Council on Social Work Education CSWE
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre NAST
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences NAACLS
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education LCME
  • Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear medicine JRCNMT
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education CAPTE
  • Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Program COA
  • Iowa State Board of Nursing ISBN
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Iowa Board of Nursing IBN
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ACPE
  • Council on Education for Public Health CEPH
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • American Psychological Association APA
  • American Association of Museums AAM
  • American Dietetic Association ADA
  • Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education CAHME
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations JCAHO
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CAAHEP
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant ARC-PA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA)
  • Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020