University of Iowa Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.16 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 121 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CEPH
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 32,011 (24,476 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 37% part-time, 63% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,960 in-state; $29,696 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

The Comm Studies program is rigorous, the department culture is thriving, grad students are well supported, the faculty is strong and attentive, and the funding is great.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: The faculty are knowledgeable and you can usually get support for projects. In general, the department wants to support graduate success. They usually have funding for graduate teaching. Cons: Lately we have had a high turnover of faculty, which has broken up many grad students' committees. Although the graduate college is pushing for fast times to degree, they are reducing fellowship and grant funding. Class sizes are continually increasing, causing more focus on teaching and less on research/writing.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel I have learned a lot in this program, and I feel very challenged. One thing I do not like however is the amount of classes/work you have to take aside from you research and thesis studies. Most programs, I am learning, you do not take other classes while you are doing your thesis or during your last thesis semester. However, here, you have to have a minimum of 9 credits along side writing a thesis and you are most likely teaching as well and it is just too much to focus well on your research and produce great work in a limited time. In addition, while most programs in the studio arts field take classes and the work they do in those classes function towards work they can use for their thesis work, my specific program within studio arts does not work that way. There are not a lot of classes available to help towards your thesis.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2018

I'm a first year grad student in the math program. If you're looking for a super competitive school, look elsewhere. Collaboration is one of the best things about this school.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2016

The place significantly lacks multicultural groups of racial and ethnic diversity. Several friends of mine who were African-American and Asian-American graduate students had experienced physical and verbal abuse and discrimination. One had difficulty in finding an apartment in downtown area due to his race.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Small department size with easy access to professors but limited areas of study.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2017

University of Iowa is a theoretically oriented program that can compete with the best in the nation. Amazing faculty. Great student environment.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Great exposure to new technologies and new infrastructure and We are able to get a good quality education. I am really thankful to the University of Iowa
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel we have a program that need to grow and are limited due to the values of the current faculty.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

As far as I know, every math graduate student is offered a teaching assistant position which can cover up to 100% of tuition cost; and you still collect a stipend. Virtually every faculty member in the math department wants to see their students succeed. The cost of living in Iowa is fairly cheap; you can further reduce this cost by rooming with other graduate students. Overall, it is an excellent school.
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