University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa

Brief Description

Located on a vast 1,880-acre urban campus in the Midwestern metropolis of Iowa City with its lush greenery surrounding the Iowa River, the University of Iowa is a major national public research institution with a broad-based foundation in the liberal arts. With its world-renowned research programs in genetics, hydraulics, and speech therapy, the university is a member of the Universities Research Association and the prestigious American Association of Universities. Home to more than 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Iowa is recognized as the 43rd top school in the nation for total research expenditures.

Founded in 1847 just 59 days after Iowa was officially admitted to the Union, the University of Iowa is designated as the oldest university in the state. Throughout its illustrious history, UI has been recognized as the first public university in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis, the world's first university to accept creative work in theatre, the first university to put an African American on a varsity squad, and the first state university to recognize an LGBT club. In 2008, UNESCO designated the campus within the world's third "City of Literature," making it part of the Creative Cities Network.

Nicknamed a "Public Ivy," the University of Iowa is currently ranked as the 73rd best college, 29th top public school, and 6th best college for military veterans in the entire nation by the U.S. News and World Report. Fully accredited by the North Central Association (NCA), the university offers more than 100 areas of study, including the highly ranked programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine, psychology, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and social work. Renowned for being the original developer of the Master of Fine Arts degree, UI is also well known for operating the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Along with more than 500 clubs and 40 fraternities and sororities, the University of Iowa is well known for its nightlife with recognition as the top party school in the nation by the Princeton Review. Although the University of Iowa has the smallest student population of any other school competing in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference, sports are another big focus with the Iowa Hawkeyes being notorious players in 22 varsity sports. Among the thousands of graduates from the University of Iowa, the most notable former Hawkeyes include author Tennessee Williams, actor Gene Wilder, physicist James Van Allen, and news anchor Tom Brokaw.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 19284

Total institution enrollment: 28311

School type: 4-year public

School classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 Disciplines.

Campus Location

Main Address

University of Iowa
Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52240


(319) 335-3500


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 46%

Female undergraduate population: 54%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Two but less than 4 years, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Masters certificate, Doctor's, First-professional degree, First-professional certificate

Accounting And Finance
Actuarial Science
Afro American / Black Studies
American Studies / Civilization
Applied Mathematics General
Area Studies Other
Art History Criticism And Conservation
Arts And Design
Asian Studies
Astronomy General
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering
Biology General
Botany General
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Business Quantitative Methods And Management
Cardiovascular Technology / Technician
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry General
City / Urban Community And Regional Planning
Civil Engineering General
Classical / Ancient Near Eastern Languages
Classics And Classical Languages And Literature
Communications General
Comparative Literature
Computer And Information Sciences General
Computer Engineering
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Curriculum And Instruction
Dental Clinical Sciences / Graduate Dental
Dentistry Dds Dmd
Development Economics And International
Drama / Theater Arts General
Economics General
Education Administration And Supervision
Education General
Educational / Instructional Media Design
Educational Assessment Testing And Measurments
Electrical Electronics And Communication
Elementary Teacher Education
English Language And Literature General
Environmental Health
Environmental Science / Studies
Film Video Making / Cinematography
Finance General
French Language And Literature
Genetics Plant And Animal
German Language And Literature
Health System / Health Services Administration
Higher Education Administration
History General
Home Economics General
Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering
Italian Language And Literature
Labor / Personnel Relations And Studies
Latin Language And Literature
Law And Legal Studies Other
Law Llb Jd
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Library Science / Librarianship
Marketing Management And Research Other
Mathematical Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Clinical Sciences Ms Phd
Medical Immunology
Medical Neurobiology
Medical Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical
Medical Radiologic Technology / Technician
Medical Technology
Medicine Md
Microbiology / Bacteriology
Molecular Biology
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Music General
Nuclear Medical Technology / Technician
Nursing Rn Training
Nursing Science Post Rn
Perfusion Technology / Technician
Pharmacology Human And Animal
Pharmacy B Pharm Pharm D
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physical Therapy General
Physician Assistant
Physics General
Physiology Human And Animal
Political Science And Government General
Portuguese Language And Literature
Psychology General
Public Health General
Radiation Biology / Radiobiology
Religion / Religious Studies
Russian And Slavic Area Studies
Russian Language And Literature
Science Teacher Education General
Secondary Teacher Education
Social And Philosophical Foundations
Social Sciences General
Social Work
Spanish Language And Literature
Special Education General
Speech Language Pathology And Audiology
Teacher Education Specific Programs Other