200+ majors, minors, and certificate programs

Most popular undergraduate majorspsychology, human physiology, health and human physiology, communication studies, English, biology, finance, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, business (direct admission)

Most popular graduate programs: MBA for professionals, nursing, English, music, engineering, social work, psychological and quantitative foundations, teaching and learning, educational policy and leadership studies, chemistry

10th best college in the nation for military veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)


Enrollment, Fall 2015

32,150 total enrollment

23,357 undergraduate enrollment

7,487 graduate and professional enrollment

1,306 post-doctoral enrollment

5,241 first-year students; 1,056 new transfer students

16:1 student-to-faculty ratio

78% of classes have fewer than 30 students

More enrollment data from the Office of the Registrar


Student success

92-98% placement rates for new graduates, depending on program (2014 grads)

86% first-to-second year undergraduate retention rate

51% four-year graduation rate

7,576 degrees awarded during the 2014-2015 academic year

4,100+ employers have hired Iowa graduates in the past three years

Approximately 420 employers conducted 4,700 on-campus interviews in the 2013-14 school year

2,600 students attended 4 career fairs in the 2013-14 school year

44 national/international merit scholarship winners since 2011

5 Goldwater Scholars

8 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows

4 Fulbright Research Grant recipients, 7 Fulbright English Teaching Award recipients

4 Truman Scholars

2 Churchill Scholars

1 Udall Scholar

1 Gates Cambridge Scholar

5 Critical Language Scholarship recipients

1 Ford Pre-doctoral Fellow

USA Today All-USA College Academic Team selection

1 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow

1 Princeton in Asia Fellow

1 Beineke Scholar

1 Humanity in Action Fellow

1 Scoville Peace Fellow

1 Rhodes Scholar

1,351 students studied abroad in 75 countries during 2013



More than 10 years on the Fiske Guide to Colleges “best-buy” list (2017)

$8,575—2016-2017 undergraduate tuition and fees for Iowa residents

$28,813—2016-2017 undergraduate tuition and fees for nonresidents 

$72 million in scholarships for undergraduate students

39% of graduating undergraduates have no student loan debt

96% of young alumni say time and money spent on their Iowa education was worth it



30+ living-learning community options in 14 campus residence halls

92% of first-year students live on campus

$10,107—2016-2017 room and board rate (based on double room with meal plan)


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