Introducing the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City. Iowa City is also the home of and county seat of Johnson County. The estimated population of the city is 75,130.

Founded in 1847, only 59 days after Iowa became a state it is the oldest university in the state. Classes were first offered in March 1855 to a student body of 124 of which 41 were women. UI was the first university to offer admission to women on an equal basis to men.

The university boasts 10 different residence halls on campus. Undergraduates can choose to live with groups who share their academic major, their interests or they can choose to be a part of a cultural community. Of course, there are always off campus housing choices as well. Iowa City blends seamlessly into the campus and allows students access to a lively downtown with all the restaurants, entertainment, and amenities you’d find in a big city.

On campus students are treated to 400 + arts performance each year, over 500 student organizations and have 24 NCAA Division one teams to cheer for. The Business Department is in top 20 in the country and the English and creative writing program is tops in the country. UI has a strong medical school located on campus and the Engineering school is small but strong. One third of the undergraduates are involved in research at any given time and there are lots of resources for first generation students.

The undergraduate population consists of just under 24,000 students. To become an undergraduate at UI graduating seniors need a GPA in the area of 3.76, an ACT score in the 22-29 range and an SAT score of 1130-1440. The University of Iowa presently has an acceptance rate 83%. Out of state applicants can expect tuition to cost $31,800 prior to receiving any financial aid. In state applicants can expect to pay about $11,400. Successful applicants will receive automatic consideration for most scholarships, but a separate application is required for consideration to the honors program. Accepted applications are the Common, Coalition and IU application. With rolling admissions, a response to a complete application can arrive in a matter of weeks but the deadline is March 1st for the following fall semester.

If any of what you now know about the University of Iowa is interesting to you, contact Lacey Patterson 319.467.1174 for more information and see if the University of Iowa is he right school for you.

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