Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)


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University of Iowa is ranked 79 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 296 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 10%
Applicants who took ACT 88%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+12%
600-69923%
600+35%

SAT Math Score

700+23%
600-69935%
600+58%

ACT Score

30-3618%
24-2948%
24+66%

Students applied26,222
Students admitted21,171
Admission rate81%

Students per faculty15

4-year graduation rate51%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$7,128
Fees$1,447
Room and board$10,108
Estimated book expense$950
Total cost$19,633

Cost after need-based aid$11,681
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,857

Average debt at graduation$28,771

Out of State

Tuition$27,366
Fees$1,447
Room and board$10,108
Estimated book expense$950
Total cost$39,871

Cost after need-based aid$31,919
Cost after non-need-based aid$35,095

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$49,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met67%
Average need-based aid$7,952
Average non-need-based aid$4,776

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment23,357

Full-Time

Men9,501
Women10,410

Part-Time

Men1,726
Women1,720

Freshmen retained85%

# - 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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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