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Colleges / The University of Iowa

The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%

About Iowa

The University of Iowa is a public, state university in the town of Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa was founded in 1847. The college currently enrolls around 29,909 students per year, including 21,608 undergrads.

Iowa Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Iowa. The acceptance rate at Iowa is 86%. Out of 22,395 applications received in 2022, 19,304 students were offered admission.

The University of Iowa Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 18%

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College Info

101 Jessup Hall Iowa City, IA 52242-1316

Campus Setting: Small Town

Iowa Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Iowa is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Iowa is Jul 15.

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Iowa SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1330


Math SAT Range

560 - 670


Reading SAT Range

570 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1330 and Above


1140 to 1330


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Iowa students is 1235. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Iowa, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Iowa.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Iowa is like? There are approximately 29,909 students enrolled at Iowa, including 21,608 undergraduate students and 8,301 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 64% percent are from IA and 36% percent of students are from other states.


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