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The University of Iowa

Home to more than 30,000 students and some of the nation's top scholars and researchers, the University of Iowa offers more than 200 areas of study on a vibrant and diverse campus.

The University of Iowa is a major national research university with a broad-based liberal arts foundation. Established in 1847 as Iowa’s first public institution of higher education, it has won international recognition for its wealth of achievements in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The UI campus is in the heart of Iowa City, a vibrant small city, rated "One of the most dynamic schools in the country" and for the ninth straight year, the University of Iowa has been designated a “Best Buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014. Iowa City was the third of six cities in the world designated a City of Literature by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 list of American’s Best Colleges ranked The University of Iowa as the 29th best public university in the country. The University of Iowa is composed of 11 colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional education in more than 200 areas of study.

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Living in the Hawkeye Community

Our campus is beautiful, pedestrian-friendly, and right next to Iowa City's student-oriented downtown. Visit and see why Iowa City is ranked one of the "10 best college towns in America."

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The University of Iowa offers opportunities in more than 200 diverse areas of study. But an Iowa education is much more than what you learn in the classroom. Iowa students are active on campus and off—as volunteers, entrepreneurs, explorers, and leaders. You can make connections in living-learning communities, find your niche among nearly 500 student groups, explore the world through a study abroad program, conduct cutting-edge research with a faculty member, or put your knowledge into practice through an internship or co-op. Iowa offers endless opportunities to develop leadership skills, get practical experience, meet people from many different backgrounds, and be involved in making the world a better place.