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University of Iowa Admissions Information

University of Iowa
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The University of Iowa is a public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, it is the oldest public university in the state. The University educates many of Iowa's professionals including 79% of the state's dentists, 50% of Iowa physicians, and about half of the state's pharmacists. The University of Iowa was the first public university in the United States to admit men and women on an equal basis. The University offers an impressive variety of academic programs, such as study abroad, for-credit internships, and research opportunities with faculty scholars. The school is a member of the distinguished Association of American Universities (AAU).

Much of student life at U of I centers around the pedestrian mall (or the “ped mall”), a grouping of restaurants, bars, and shops at which students regularly meet to unwind. A member of the Big Ten Conference, Iowa offers an incredible range of athletic programs, including gymnastics, sailing, skiing, basketball, football, and ice hockey. The campus is located just twenty miles from Cedar Rapids, the second-largest city in Iowa.



Basic Info

Main Address: 107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
Phone Number: (319) 335-3500  
Website: www.uiowa.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research University  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: Division I, Club, Intramural, Scholarship, and Intercollegiate Sports  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 21,176  
Percent out-of-state: 38%  
Percent international: 6.26%  
Female to Male ratio: 52:48  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 16:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Liberal Arts
Social Sciences
Health Professions
Visual and Performing Arts
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
External Degree Program
Honors Program
Independent Study
New York Semester
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Apartments For Married Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Special Housing For International Students
Campus ministries
Concert band
Jazz band
Marching band
Musical theater
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station
Choral groups
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #16, Best Pharmacy Program
  • First Public University in Iowa
  • Ranked #29, Best Public Universities
  • 80% of teachers and administrators in Iowa's K-12 school districts are University of Iowa graduates

Admissions Information

According to the University's admissions officials, an applicant's class rank, secondary school record, standardized test scores, and GPA are the most important factors in the admissions process. Other factors contributing to acceptance include a candidate's character, recommendations, state residency, and demonstrated abilities. Students planning to enroll during the fall semester should send in all required documents before the April 1st deadline. Applicants will receive an admission decision within five weeks of submitting their application materials.

Admissions address: 107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396
Phone number: (319) 335-3847  
Fax number: (319) 335-1535  
Admissions Website: https://admissions.uiowa.edu/  
Email: admissions@uiowa.edu  
Contact Person: Michael Barron, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management  
Number of first-year applications received: 17,220  
Percent of applicants admitted: 84%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: April 1  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Standardized Test Scores  

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Single highest test date  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 6681  
ACT code: 1356  
Learn more about other Large Midwest schools:
Iowa State  

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