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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 11%
Applicants who took ACT: 87%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 25%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 9%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 34%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 34%
SAT I Math score 700+: 26%
SAT I Math score 600+: 60%
ACT score 24-29: 51%
ACT score 30-36: 16%
ACT score 24+: 67%
Students applied: 24,097
Students admitted: 19,506
Admission rate: 81%
Students per faculty: 16
4-year graduation rate: 48%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 22,354
Full-time enrolled men: 9,384
Full-time enrolled women: 10,162
Part-time enrolled men: 1,410
Part-time enrolled women: 1,398
Freshmen retained: 86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,678
Fees (in state): $1,426
Tuition (out of state): $26,464
Fees (out of state): $1,426
Room and board: $9,728
Est. book expense: $1,240
Total cost (in state): $19,072
Total cost (out of state): $38,858
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,449
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$14,333
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$31,235
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$34,119
Average debt at graduation: $28,716

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 60%
Average need-based aid: $7,623
Average non-need-based aid: $4,739

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

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