Fall enrollment at Iowa's Public Universities
The University of Iowa continues to attract high-achieving students. This fall’s incoming first-year class has topped previous records with an average high school grade-point average (GPA) of 3.82. The average high school GPA for the classes of 2025 and 2024 were 3.81 and 3.78, respectively. This year, 21,973 undergraduates are enrolled at Iowa. About 45% of Iowa’s students identify as male, about 55% as female. Graduate students total 6,156, and professional students total 1,886. Total undergraduate, graduate, and professional enrollment is 30,015 students.
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Iowa State’s total fall enrollment of 29,969 includes 25,241 undergraduate, 4,094 graduate and 634 veterinary medicine students, and students from all 99 counties, all 50 states and 114 countries. While overall enrollment is down, first-year students increased 6.3% over last year, and 13% over two years.
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The University of Northern Iowa welcomed an incoming class of 2,200 freshmen and transfer students this fall. This new student cohort includes 764 transfer students, an increase of 23 percent over last year. UNI’s updated general education program, implemented this fall, opened new and accelerated pathways to four-year degrees for community college transfer students. The university’s total fall enrollment is 8,949, which includes students from all 99 Iowa counties, 43 U.S. states and 51 countries across the globe.
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