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 walls 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 get involved and gain crucial hands-on skills in their desired fields.   

Training tomorrow’s business leaders
The University of Iowa is dedicated to the idea that, in today’s competitive market, the principles of entrepreneurship are essential to all Business students. As such, hands-on opportunities to practice the strategic, analytical, and creative skills required to bring a new venture to life are a major part of the Iowa student experience. Iowa also offers students the flexibility to create their own course of study, which means students can tailor their skill sets to suit their dream ventures.

Unique resources are available to students who want to explore business leadership firsthand. The John and Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center offers coursework, expert instruction, and business development resources for students from any area of study, supporting students as they learn to think disruptively. Incubators, accelerators, funding competitions, and founders’ clubs are all active and available for Business students looking to get disruptive.

Real-world education
Iowa places a strong emphasis on the value of hands-on learning, providing countless opportunities for students to jump in and experience potential careers firsthand. This invaluable component of a University of Iowa education helps students develop critical professional skills, refine their interests, and learn how to apply classroom theory to real-world business challenges.

Every year, 3,000 students participate in immersive, hands-on internships at companies around the country, sometimes even overseas. These students work with organizations in every industry, from multinational financial firms to professional sports teams. They also make connections with Iowa’s 250,000+ alumni to explore their interests and set themselves up for fulfilling careers. As a result, Hawkeyes consistently graduate ready to do more than just enter the workforce—they graduate ready to lead. 



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


#1 Best Public University in Iowa | U.S. News & World Report


Top 100 National Universities | U.S. News & World Report

By the Numbers

Total undergraduate enrollment: 31,206
Total undergraduate areas of study: 200+
Student-faculty ratio: 16:1
Job/grad school placement rate: 95%

Business undergraduate areas of study

• Accounting
• Business Analytics and Information Systems
• Economics
• Enterprise Leadership
• Finance
• Management
• Marketing
• Sport and Recreation Management

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