University of Iowa

Public, Four-years School Located in Iowa City, IA

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How much is the UI tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, UI's tuition & fees is $10,353 for Iowa residents and $32,316 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $26,883 for Iowa residents and $48,846 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UI Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$10,353
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$32,316
Books & Supplies Costs$950
On-campus Room & Board$11,476
On-campus Expenses$4,104
Off-campus Room & Board$11,476
Off-campus Expenses$4,104
2023-2024 Projection
Iowa Residents Tuition & Fees$9,942
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$31,905

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UI for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $133,481 at UI. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $196,958. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $155,413.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$32,732$48,427$38,240
Sophomore (2024-25)$33,154$48,964$38,646
Junior (2025-26)$33,581$49,508$39,056
Senior (2026-27)$34,014$50,058$39,472
4 Years Total$133,481$196,958$155,413
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$33,154$48,964$38,646
Sophomore (2025-26)$33,581$49,508$39,056
Junior (2026-27)$34,014$50,058$39,472
Senior (2027-28)$34,452$50,615$39,892
4 Years Total$135,200$199,145$157,066
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$33,581$49,508$39,056
Sophomore (2026-27)$34,014$50,058$39,472
Junior (2027-28)$34,452$50,615$39,892
Senior (2028-29)$34,896$51,177$40,317
4 Years Total$136,942$201,358$158,736
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$34,014$50,058$39,472
Sophomore (2027-28)$34,452$50,615$39,892
Junior (2028-29)$34,896$51,177$40,317
Senior (2029-30)$35,345$51,747$40,746
4 Years Total$138,706$203,597$160,426
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$34,452$50,615$39,892
Sophomore (2028-29)$34,896$51,177$40,317
Junior (2029-30)$35,345$51,747$40,746
Senior (2030-31)$35,800$52,323$41,181
4 Years Total$140,493$205,862$162,135

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UI' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $10,942.
University of Iowa$10,353$32,316
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,255
Public Schools$8,241$10,942
Private Schools$25,184

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UI and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of IowaIowa City, IA$10,353$32,316
Iowa State UniversityAmes, IA$10,133$26,617

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Iowa, 15,105 students (70%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $10,058.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UI is $38,788 for students living on-campus and $38,788 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 4,069 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,959 and the average amount of student loans is $8,853.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$26,883$48,846
COA (off-campus)$26,883$48,846
Tuition & Fees$10,353$32,316
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,530$16,530
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,530$16,530
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,825$38,788
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,825$38,788
Average Financial Aid$10,058$10,058
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship15,10570%$10,058
Pell Grants4,03619%$4,730
Federal Student Loan8,74240%$6,547
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid4,06991%-
Grants or Scholarships3,67282%$9,959
Federal Grants1,58635%$4,964
Pell Grants80118%$4,818
Other Federal Grants1,56835%$2,560
State/Local Grants401%$5,416
Institutional Grants3,29673%$8,640
Student Loan Aid2,07246%$8,853
Federal Student Loans2,04245%$5,383
Other Student Loans43510%$16,897
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,4691,197$5,932
110,001 or more624437$2,817

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UI's acceptance rate is 86.21%. A total of 22,434 applicants applied to and 19,340 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 4,521 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.38%.
To apply to UI, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank.
Acceptance Rate86.21%84.14%87.75%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.38%22.62%23.92%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to UI. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,240 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 26.
Its SAT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,2401,1301,350
National Average1,168
Iowa Average1,131
SAT EBRW625570680
SAT Math615560670
ACT Composite262229
National Average24
Iowa Average23
ACT Math252128
ACT English252129

Student Population

University of Iowa has a total of 30,015 students including 21,973 undergraduate and 8,042 graduate students. By gender, there are 13,392 male students and 16,517 female students attending UI. The school offers online degree programs and 3,200 students enrolled online exclusively (10.66% of all students).
Total29,909 13,39216,517
Undergraduate21,608 9,56412,044
Graduate8,301 3,8284,473

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered431 Programs
Online Program Offered15 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered244 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate86.00%
Student Population30,015
Graduation Rate74%
Transfer-out Rate18%
Retention Rate89% (Full-time), 80% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties2,485 (Full-time), 390 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs9,590 (Full-time), 1,365 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$106,372
Average Staff Salary$69,243