University of Iowa

country rank  61
world rank  79

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University Overview

Founded in 1847, University of Iowa is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Iowa City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Iowa. This institution also has a branch campus in Cedar Rapids. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Iowa (UI) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational US 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 US 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. UI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UI
Founded 1847
Colours Black and gold

University Location

Address 101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City
52242-1316 Iowa
United States
Tel +1 (319) 335 3500
Fax +1 (319) 335 0807
Other locations Cedar Rapids

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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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
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City 52242
(319) 335 3847
800 553 4692

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Iowa's Library
University of Iowa's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 3,258,176 physical volumesUniversity of Iowa's library has 7 branches.
Housing Yes
University of Iowa provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 6,660 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1913


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • 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)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of 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 and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of 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)


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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)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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