Thursday, July 22, 2021

For the 17th straight year, the University of Iowa has been designated a “Best Buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

“The university has long been a major player in the creative fields, particularly writing, and its small-town atmosphere is just one of many reasons students nationwide flock to this ‘budget Ivy,’” according to the guide.

The creation of a former New York Times education editor, the Fiske Guide has been a respected college search tool used by parents, college-bound students, and their guidance counselors for more than 30 years.

Fiske designates 20 colleges and universities—10 public and 10 private—as “Best Buys,” institutions where it is possible for students to receive a quality academic experience at a relatively low cost.

Iowa is one of the 10 public universities on the list.

To receive a “Best Buy” designation, schools had to have high academic rankings, an inexpensive or moderate price, and a high quality of student life on campus.

“The scope of Iowa’s academic programs is broad and social activities abound—especially when it comes to rooting for their Hawkeyes,” according to the guide.

Visit the UI Office of Admissions website for more information about applying to the University of Iowa.