University of Iowa

country rank  56
world rank  66

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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 171 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

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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

University Admissions

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

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Iowa's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
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)
  • Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Association of Museums (AAM)
  • American Dietetic Association (ADA)
  • Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration (ACEHSA)
  • Commission on 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)


  • 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


Social Media

Online Courses

iTunes U
University of Iowa's official iTunes U channel for video lectures and course podcasts. Direct link (iTunes software required)

Open Education Consortium
Not reported

Wikipedia Article

Video Presentation

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 13 June 2018