Undergraduate Admissions - The University of Iowa

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After Graduation

Surveys of Recent Graduates

Woman at GraduationIn internal and external surveys, recent Iowa graduates give the university high marks in the areas of value, affordability, and the quality of their educational experience.

Placement Rates & Employers

Young alumni report high rates of placement into jobs or graduate programs after graduation. Who is hiring them? Employers range from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies, nonprofit groups, schools, and health care entities around the world.

  • Placement Rates
    Placement rates for the Class of 2012 range from 89-100 percent, depending on the student's area of study.

Where Are They Now?

Iowa's long list of notable alumni is as diverse as the school itself. Consider these writers, inventors, CEOs, and other former Hawkeyes who have been blazing trails since graduation.

  • Inventors & Trailblazers
    Alumni include some of the nation's foremost figures in plate tectonics, acoustics, law, engineering, educational testing, and public opinion polling.
  • Distinguished Researchers
    From anthropology to acoustics, these research scientists have put Iowa on the cutting edge of new discoveries.
  • Dentists & Doctors
    From the creator of Crest toothpaste to one of the world's leading authorities on schizophrenia.
  • Executives & CEOs
    Former executives of Exxon, Bandag, and a former chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff round out this group of notable alumni.
  • Musicians & Athletes
    David Sanborn, Al Jarreau, Simon Estes, and a score of notable athletes attended Iowa.
  • Performers & Producers
    Diablo Cody, Gene Wilder, the producers of The Sopranos, and many others are in this elite group of alumni.
  • Politicians & Policymakers
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad headlines this list of movers and shakers with UI roots.
  • Writers & Journalists
    It's no surprise Iowa is an internationally recognized "writing university," considering the success of these Iowa graduates.