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Best Values in Colleges

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University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)


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University of Iowa is ranked 57 in Kiplinger's 2016 list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 292 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 11%
Applicants who took ACT 87%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+9%
600-69925%
600+34%

SAT Math Score

700+26%
600-69934%
600+60%

ACT Score

30-3616%
24-2951%
24+67%

Students applied24,097
Students admitted19,506
Admission rate81%

Students per faculty16

4-year graduation rate48%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,678
Fees$1,426
Room and board$9,728
Estimated book expense$1,240
Total cost$19,072

Cost after need-based aid$11,449
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,333

Average debt at graduation$28,716

Out of State

Tuition$26,464
Fees$1,426
Room and board$9,728
Estimated book expense$1,240
Total cost$38,858

Cost after need-based aid$31,235
Cost after non-need-based aid$34,119

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met60%
Average need-based aid$7,623
Average non-need-based aid$4,739

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment22,354

Full-Time

Men9,384
Women10,162

Part-Time

Men1,410
Women1,398

Freshmen retained86%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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