The University of Iowa

With just over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899, and an Association of American Universities member since 1909. Iowa is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities.

About

History

The University of Iowa was founded on February 25, 1847, 59 days after Iowa became a state. The first faculty offered instruction at the university in March 1855 to students in the Old Mechanics Building, situated where Seashore Hall is now. In September 1855, the student body numbered 124, of which 41 were women.

Education

  • 200 majors, minors, and certificate programs
  • Iowa offers more than 110 Graduate and Professional Degree programs.

Research

Research Units

  • Collegiate Research
  • Centers and Institutes (campus-wide)
  • OVPR Units, Centers, and Core Facilities
  • Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories (IATL)
  • Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS)
  • Social Science Research Center
  • UI Research Foundation

Career

Career Advising

  • Assistance with resume and cover letter writing and revising
  • Discussing job search strategies
  • Developing career goals and action plans
  • Considering graduate school or furthering education

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
151
2016
151
2015
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.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
153
2017
-
2016
-
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
2018
201
2017
201
2016
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
421 -28
2017
393 -81
2016
312
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 Student Disability Services (SDS) at the University of Iowa strives to ensure a fair learning environment where students are able to succeed based on their own efforts and initiative. Our staff aspires the UI be a learning facility where students are unhampered in their academic pursuits by disadvantages associated with their particular disability.

Housing services

  • Bloomington House

Bloomington House is located on the East Campus, 1/2 block from Daum Hall. Bloomington House features four bedroom apartments.

  • Centerstone

Centerstone is located on the East Campus, across the street from Burge Hall. Centerstone is apartment living for upperclass honor students.

  • Hillcrest Hall

Hillcrest Hall is the largest of the West Campus residence halls with over 800 occupants.

Library services

The University of Iowa Libraries is the largest library system in Iowa and 9th in materials expenditures among U.S. public research libraries (ARL FY10 data). The University’s Main Library, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, 5 branch libraries, and the Law Library contain more than 5 million volumes.

ICT services

ITS provides the Ethernet data networks that connect the campus community.

Medical services

Student Health & Wellness provides primary medical care for registered University of Iowa students--the same care you would receive from a healthcare provider in your hometown. We have physicians who are board certified in family medicine, physician assistants, psychiatrists and a gynecologist so that we can provide primary care for almost any health concern that may arise.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Intramural Sports

The University of Iowa Intramural Sports Program offers an extensive range of sport leagues, tournaments, and events for University of Iowa students, faculty and staff. Intramural Sports are designed for the competitive and experienced athlete, as well as those looking to participate in a fun activity or want to try a new sport.

Student clubs

With over 500 student organizations at the University of Iowa, it is helpful to recognize what type of organization you are interested in joining.

Accreditation

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

Iowa City, Iowa, United States