How much does University of Iowa cost?

University of Iowa Cost of Attendance
In-state $8,965
Out-of-state $30,609
On-Campus Room and Board $10,450
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,588
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $9,296
$30,000-$48,000 $11,001
$48,000-$75,000 $14,220
$75,000-$110,000 $9,296
Over $110,000 $17,925

University of Iowa Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 90% $8,549
Federal Grants 23% $3,911
Pell grants 22% $4,152
Other federal grants 5% $904
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $4,860
Institutional grants or scholarships 76% $7,366
Student loan aid 48% $7,174
Federal student loans 47% $6,615
Other student loans 6% $11,915

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Do an extracurricular activity 300 Up to $3,000

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University of Iowa Admissions

What is University of Iowa's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 86%
Average GPA 3.63
SAT Submissions 9% of applicants
SAT Reading 570-680
SAT Math 570-690
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 95% of applicants
Composite Score 23-28

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University of Iowa Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 24503
Living on campus 11%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

2 Student Testimonials



Freshman · Speech-Language Pathology / Pathologist

Just because it is a big college, does not mean that your professors will not want to get to know you. All of my professors are very kind, helpful, and encouraging. Just about all of the professors and TAs I have had know me. They do not treat me like a number, but as a person looking to better her future.



Freshman · Social Work

I really like how I was able to find the right group of my friends. I enjoy the environment, and the events that the university puts on together from student organizations

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About University of Iowa

In pursuing its mission of teaching, research, and service, the University seeks to advance scholarly and creative endeavor through leading-edge research and artistic production; to use this research and creativity to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, health care, and other services provided to the people of Iowa, the nation, and the world; and to educate students for success and personal fulfillment in a diverse world.


101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Research Universities
Setting Small City
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