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The University of Iowa

4.2 out of 5 (25 ratings / 24 reviews) Iowa City, Iowa, United States
The University of Iowa carries out its academic mission primarily through its 11 colleges, which offer undergraduate and graduate education, professional education, and education and training in the health sciences.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)

About

History

Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the UI is home to one of the largest and most acclaimed medical centers in the country, as well as the famous Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Education

In pursuing its missions of teaching, research, and service, the University of Iowa seeks to advance scholarly and creative endeavor through leading-edge research and artistic production; to use this research and creativity to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, health care, and other services provided to the people of Iowa, the nation, and the world; and to educate students for success and personal fulfillment in a diverse world.

Research

Our vision is a world free from MND. The MND Association funds and promotes research that leads us to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.

Career

The Pomerantz Career Center Peer Advisor Program serves as a way for UI students to receive high-quality career advice from their peers in a timely manner.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
161 -2
2019
159 -6
2018
153
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
201
2019
201
2018
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
201 -50
2018
151
2017
151
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
421 14
2019
435 -14
2018
421
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

The Office of Student Services serves as the College of Education central records office and in that role provide support that spans the life of a student while in our programs and after graduation.

The office assists faculty, staff, students and the general public in a wide range of areas. These include admissions, field experiences, teacher licensure, graduate examinations, and post-graduation reporting. In connection with these services the office serves as liaison with entities within the University, school districts, and licensure staff both in state and out-of-state.

Housing services

To put it simply living on campus at the University of Iowa gives you an unparalleled opportunity to learn and grow. Did we mention that 94% of new incoming first-year students choose to live with us on campus? 

Choosing to live on campus allows you to be closer to classes, libraries, restaurants, shops, and anything else you choose to do. We also have a fantastic residence education staff to assist you during your time with us.

With a variety of communities, support staff, and numerous campus activities, you’ll be sure to find something that you enjoy. Living on campus allows you to connect with a variety of individuals just like you, while building your own community.

Library services

The Iowa Digital Library features more than a million digital objects created from the holdings of the University of Iowa Libraries and its campus partners. Included are illuminated manuscripts, historic maps, fine art, historic newspapers, scholarly works, and more. Digital collections are coordinated by the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio.

Medical services

One of the nation’s leading academic medical centers—and the only comprehensive academic medical center in Iowa. In its 2019 rankings of “Best Employers for Diversity,” Forbes ranked UI Health Care No. 24 overall among 500 large employers nationwide and No. 2 in its Healthcare & Social category.

Student Life

Campus life

Visiting a campus is the best way to make an informed college choice, so we make it easy for you to meet the people at Iowa, ask questions, and take look around.We offer a variety of program options; explore them and register soon, as space may be limited for some events.

Sports facilities

Recreational Services operates out of ten facilities located throughout the campus with a range of operating hours and services. In total, we have four indoor facilities with fitness rooms, multiple basketball/volleyball courts, three indoor pools, sixteen racquetball/squash courts, various group fitness studios, two indoor turf fields, one cycling studios and eight indoor tennis courts.

Student clubs

Hundreds of student organizations exist on the University of Iowa campus to bring students together for a variety of things, including country and culture-specific groups.

Accreditation

The University of Iowa is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Student Reviews

My life at Iowa
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Study in your own, that's the best way to study.

Iowa is Awesome
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love the atmosphere of The University of Iowa, it has a unique balance of prominence on the arts, as well as the sciences. If you are looking to go to a big university without becoming "just a number", I highly recommend The University of Iowa.

Great Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have enjoyed my overall experience, but there are individual classes that I have taken that I wish were more organized. These classes did not seemed to be planned and the professors were not good at notifying us on assignments and syllabus changes.

Iowa City, Iowa, United States

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