1351 University of Iowa students—978 undergraduates and 373 graduate and professional students—studied abroad during 2011-12.
Comparing the number of undergraduates who studied abroad to the number of bachelor's degrees awarded by the UI during 2011-12 (4,351) indicates that approximately 22% of the current graduating class studied abroad.
Among the UI undergraduates, 1% were first-year students, 10% sophomores, 44% juniors, and 45% seniors.
Field of Study
Undergraduates who studied abroad during 2011-12 had 65 different majors; 68% of students represented the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 22% were in the Tippie College of Business, 7% in the College of Engineering, 2% in the College of Nursing, and 1% from the College of Education.
UI undergraduates studied abroad in 58 different countries during 2011-12.
The highest concentration of undergraduates—62%—was in Europe. 18% in Asia, 12% studied in Latin America, 4% in Oceania (Australia & New Zealand), and 4% in all other regions combined.
79% of UI undergraduates who studied abroad participated in UI-sponsored study abroad programs; 21% participated in programs offered by other U.S. universities, exchange organizations, or foreign institutions.
Duration of Study
40% of UI undergraduates spent a summer abroad, 38% the semester, 20% in winter session programs, and 2% for an entire academic year.
The average cumulative GPA of UI undergraduates who studied abroad was 3.28. (The UI mean was 2.97 for both fall 2011 and spring 2012.) 75% of UI undergraduates who studied abroad had an average of 3.00 or higher; 49% had an average of 3.33 or higher.
Resident students who studied abroad in 2011-12 represented 78 of Iowa’s 99 counties.
These are the most up-to-date statistics International Programs has at this time. For more information, Contact Study Abroad.