University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa, founded in 1847 as Iowa's first public institution of higher education. It's 1700-acre campus which is immediately adjacent to downtown Iowa City.

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University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

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. 


By the numbers

32,948 total enrollment

23,989 undergraduates

15:1 student-faculty ratio

78% of classes with fewer than 30 students


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 Hawk-eyes gain crucial hands-on skills in their desired fields. 

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