University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

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In 1855, the University of Iowa became the first public university in the country to admit women and men on an equal basis. To this day, the will to break down barriers and challenge ideas continues to define what it means to be a Hawkeye.

The University of Iowa provides an engaging, interdisciplinary learning environment that encourages exploration, critical thinking, and creativity. Expert faculty members work alongside undergraduates on projects and research, helping Hawkeyes gain crucial hands-on skills in their desired fields. 

Home to the world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop and one of the most highly acclaimed academic hospitals in the country, Iowa stands at the forefront of classic liberal arts institutions. 



#33 Best Public University | U.S. News & World Report.

By the Numbers

31,206 total enrollment

21,608 undergraduates

15:1 student-faculty ratio

78% of classes with fewer than 30 students

93% job/graduate school placement rate

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