How much does University of Iowa cost?

University of Iowa Cost of Attendance
In-state $9,942
Out-of-state $31,905
On-Campus Room and Board $11,780
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,588
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,975
$30,000-$48,000 $15,073
$48,000-$75,000 $18,272
$75,000-$110,000 $12,975
Over $110,000 $22,355

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 85% $8,723
Federal Grants 20% $4,617
Pell grants 20% $4,346
Other federal grants 6% $985
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 1% $4,544
Institutional grants or scholarships 57% $9,338
Student loan aid 46% $7,963
Federal student loans 46% $6,515
Other student loans 9% $14,154

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have perfect attendance for a year 133 Up to $2,100
Do community service 192 Up to $500
Do an extracurricular activity 186 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 93 Up to $1,500
Take a challenging class 197 Up to $4,000
Visit a college campus 189 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 125 Up to $5,000
Have work experience 135 Up to $12,000
Attend a summer program 83 Up to $2,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

University of Iowa Admissions

What is University of Iowa's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 84%
Average GPA 3.63
SAT Submissions 27% of applicants
SAT Reading 560-650
SAT Math 550-660
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 87% of applicants
Composite Score 22-29

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University of Iowa Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 22304
Living on campus 7%
Transfer Students 4%
Under Age 25
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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
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2 Student Testimonials



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



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.

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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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