University of Iowa
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA USA 52242
Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa (UI) is a public institution located in Iowa City, Iowa. UI is the oldest and the second-largest university in the state, and it is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Its academic medical center is highly regarded across the nation, and the university is also home to the Writers’ Workshop, a premiere in-residence writing program. Notable alumni include Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams, Gallup Poll founder George Gallup, and former World Bank president and physician Jim Yong Kim.
Ranked 99 in the nation, UI’s acceptance rate is 84%, and its graduation rate is 74%. In-state undergraduate tuition is $9,942 per year, plus fees; out-of-state undergraduate tuition is $31,569 per year, plus fees. In-state graduate tuition is $11,666 per year, plus fees; out-of-state graduate tuition is $31,905 per year, plus fees. The university offers more than 100 academic programs. A total of 30,318 students are enrolled. UI follows a semester-based academic calendar.
UI’s 2,000-acre campus provides a wide array of opportunity to study, relax, socialize, and explore. Students can grow as leaders through UI’s six-day LeaderShape Institute, or they can find a variety of programs through the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership. Over 500 clubs and organizations are available to students, including 50 sororities and fraternities. Almost 10% of students are involved in Greek life. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, but 95% opt to do so. Athletics is an important part of student life at UI. In addition to many club and intramural sports, the UI Hawkeyes, who compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference, draw large crowds. When students want to venture away, they enjoy the classic Midwestern town of Iowa City, and the surrounding pastoral areas. Plus, major cities of Chicago and St. Louis are an easy drive away.
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