University Of Iowa

University Of Iowa

The University of Iowa is a public research university located in Iowa City, Iowa, on the banks of the Iowa River. The institute was established in 1847 and currently offers admission to over 20,000 students every year. University of Iowa offers majors in the fields of mathematics, media, and art studies.

The sports teams of University of Iowa are nicknamed the Hawkeyes. The official mascot of the institute is Herky the Hawk. The athletics department of the university fields several teams in football, wrestling, and basketball. The wrestling team won over 15 national titles in 2008. University of Iowa also has many club teams that participate in sports like baseball, rugby, crew, soccer, ice hockey, volleyball, and other sports.

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Contacting University of Iowa

University of Iowa
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City , IA 52242-1316
General Phone: (319) 335-3500

University of Iowa Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,492African studies, American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, African-American studies, Native American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, linguistics, ...
Business and Management1,380business management, non-profit management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, labor relations, international business, ...
Media512communication studies, media studies, journalism, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling434psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, experimental psychology, social psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, substance abuse counseling, ...
Medicine392gerontology, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, oral pathology, dental public health, oral surgery, orthodontology, periodontics, prosthodontics, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine384registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nursing science, pediatric nursing, mental health nursing, clinical nurse specialist ...
Science369biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology, radiation biology, botany, cell biology and anatomy, microbiology, immunology, ...
Engineering341engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, various engineering courses ...
Education and Teaching284education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, educational assessment and testing, social foundations of education, special ed, school counseling, ...
Medical Support and Technology283audiology and speech pathology, cardiovascular tech, nuclear medical tech, perfusion tech, radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, physician assistant, clinical lab tech ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy268nutrition sciences, parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer, rehabilitation
Law220legal studies, law, comparative law
Art Studies196art studies
Family and Social Work123social work
Computer Science and Engineering108computer and info science, information science, computer engineering
Mathematics96mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Religion and Philosophy72philosophy, religion, religious music
Photography and Commercial Art71film studies, cinematography, film and photography
Drama and Performing Arts69dance, drama, theatre design, playwriting and screenwriting, directing, various performing arts
Medical Administration54pharmacy courses, environmental health, occupational health, international public health, health services administration
Architecture and Planning26urban planning
Fine Arts22art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management15environmental science
Security and Law Enforcement0corrections

Number of programs and degrees for University of Iowa in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree4,48885
Master's degree1,361121
Postbaccalaureate certificate39793
Doctor's degree413100
First-professional degree5134
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years866
Post-master's certificate461

University of Iowa Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Iowa had a total enrollment of 29,117 students (24,600 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 22%
First Professional 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 27%
22-24 20%
25-29 14%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

University of Iowa Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %
Part-Time 70 %

University of Iowa Room and Board (2007)

University of Iowa offers campus housing for 5,583 of its 24,600 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Iowa City, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

University of Iowa Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510660
SAT Math560680
ACT Verbal2228
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT9%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Iowa Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,544
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,658
Room and board $ 7,673
Books and supplies $ 1,040
Other expenses $ 3,430

Financial Aid:
University of Iowa participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 189200)

University of Iowa Faculty

University of Iowa has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track234149
Non-tenured and not on tenure track318266

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year105$164,42732$143,553
Associate professorcalendar year56$112,82235$108,075
Assistant professorcalendar year56$91,16036$92,710
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year3$73,74510$59,037
No academic rankcalendar year1*6$69,055
All faculty totalcalendar year222$131,024119$106,879

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year288$126,09283$109,506
Associate professoracademic year176$83,973138$76,872
Assistant professoracademic year114$76,725119$66,708
Instructoracademic year2*2*
Lectureracademic year31$60,72040$50,144
No academic rankacademic year0*3$35,639
All faculty totalacademic year611$101,147385$77,540

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Iowa Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Ten Conference
Basketball Big Ten Conference
Baseball Big Ten Conference
Track Big Ten Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports77139216

University of Iowa Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing, Other
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Comparative Law (LLM, MCL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American Sign Language (ASL)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Holocaust and Related Studies
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Linguistic/Comparative/Related Language Studies & Services, Other
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health Services Administration
International Public Health/International Health
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist
Physician Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy (MS, PhD)
Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dental Public Health and Education (Cert, MS/MPH, PhD/DPH)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (Cert, MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Cinema Studies
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Chemistry, General
Genetics, General
Genetics, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Human/Medical Genetics
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Radiation Biology/Radiobiology

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology
Social Psychology
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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