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University of Iowa Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,608 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 417 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $770,086)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $188,585)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 90 133 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 15 12 - Yes
Field Hockey - 18 - -
Football 126 - - -
Golf 11 8 - Yes
Gymnastics 17 17 - -
Rowing - 96 Yes -
Soccer - 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 31 37 - -
Tennis 14 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Wrestling 41 - Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.6%
Hispanic 3.2%
Non-resident alien 8.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.8%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 118
Liquor Law Violation 175
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 39

Notable Alumni

  • Ashton Kutcher (Attended, but did not graduate), Actor
  • Diablo Cody (Class of '00), Screenwriter, best known for Juno
  • E.F. Linquist (Class of '27), Co-founder of American College Testing (ACT)
  • Gene Wilder (Class of '55), Actor
  • James Van Allen (Class of '36), World famous physicist and discoverer of two radiation belts that surround the earth
  • Mildred Wirt Benson (Class '25), Creator of the Nancy Drew mystery stories, wrote under the pen name Carolyn Keene
  • Tennessee Williams (Class of '38), World famous author, whose works include A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • George Gallup (Class of '23), Founder of the Gallup Poll
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anonymous
  • 5
  • I currently live in a dorm and I love it. You live right next door to some of your best friends and the rooms are actually really high quality for…

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  • Alexis
  • 5
  • There are many different dorms to chose from to accompany your needs. Also Iowa has a terrific roommate matching system.…

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  • Ashley
  • 5
  • When visiting this campus, I was super impressed with the dorms. There are a multitude of residence halls and the dorms were very nice and clean. They were a lot…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Emma from Stevens Point, WI
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've had campus food at other universities before and this was definitely the best. You could tell that the cooks were actually putting some effort into the menu. I tried some of their vegan nuggets and their ratatouille, and though they weren't amazing, they weren't bland or tasteless. It was substantially better than high school cafeteria food. Also, they have an international station, which is cool.

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  • 4
  • Kalina from Baltimore, MD
  • I am a current student here

    About Burge Dining Hall: Some say the food isn't good, but I don't eat things that I don't like, so I can't say the same. The truth is that people are sometimes disgruntled by the options, missing home, and options being slim on weekends. But, there are also two other dining halls, a food truck, campus convenience stores (a little pricey) and food stations all around campus, most of which you can use flex meals for.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Plenty of dining options all around campus.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Seems to be well for students.

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  • 5
  • Maricela from Markham, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The dining halls here are great and they have the best hours, not only that but the small stores on campus provide the best lunches as well. My advice is to use all your flex meals because after all, you pay for them. Not only that, but if you ever get tired of eating on campus, remember you live in Iowa City! There are local restaurants and venues you can attend. Remember that city food is always an option as well!

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  • 5
  • Sydney from Lakeville, MN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are so many options to choose from! The diners in Iowa City are varied and close to campus. I haven't eaten on-site except for in one of the dining halls, but it's all been absolutely stellar! There are multiple campus markets to select from, too!

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  • 3
  • Jennifer
  • I am a current student here

    The food was alright. There isn't as much variety and It isn't uncommon to get tired of the food. But there are 2 main cafeterias available on opposite sides of campus. There are small convenience stores and food courts available throughout campus as well.

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  • 3
  • Owen from Moline, IL
  • I am a past student here

    Food was a step up from high school food, but for its quality it was vastly overpriced. Do yourself a favor and move into an apartment sophomore year so your not forced to pay for it.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kalina from Baltimore, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Do not do it, unless you have been called there by Jesus Christ. Many have been shut down this year alone for drinking violations, that have resulted in harm and death. They foster a party culture that is mostly leads you into temporary satisfaction that only leaves your soul empty in the end, hungry for something that only Jesus can fill.

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  • 0
  • Owen from Moline, IL
  • I am a past student here

    Didn't participate. A lot of people I knew did though, and seem to enjoy it. Greeks at Iowa are not dominant like, say Illinois, but they are fairly large.

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  • 0
  • Melanie
  • I am a current student here

    It's growing largely, and I personally recommend it. You meet a lot of people, get involved in things right from the start, and also get a lot of chances for a good resume builder!

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    GO GREEK. I never thought I would be saying that, but joining my organization was the best decision I've made so far. Originally, I believed that sororities were just like the rumors, movies, and stereotypes depict them to be; bratty, catty, snobbish rich girls who pay for their friends, only care about drinks and boys, and think they're better than everyone else. I couldn't have been more wrong! I made some of my best friends rushing and joining my sorority, and I've had so many opportunities from it. We're dedicated to our philanthropy and service, career building, academics, and extracurricular participation in addition to having fun. At Iowa, greek life is strong and has a great standing as a group of young men and women getting ready to help the world. Sure, we love to have fun, too, but who doesn't?

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  • 0
  • Addison from Ames, IA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life has really formed my college experience. I have met so many people and will have life long friends. I even met one of my closest friends going though recruitment. Greek life gives you so many leadership opportunities and a good way to build your communication skills. It's also really cool to meet people from the same house at different places in the world. I would highly recommend people to just try it and go through recruitment and if they don't like it, it is okay to drop.

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  • 0
  • hawkeye
  • I am a current student here

    Isn't too big, but I've heard from people who say they like it.

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