University of Iowa
101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 335-3500
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

The University of Iowa is a four-year, public university in Iowa City, Iowa. The university was founded in 1847 as Iowa’s first public institution of higher learning, and, according to its website, was the first public U.S. university to admit men and women on an equal basis when it first opened in 1855. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Iowa No. 72 in its National Universities category in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. According to U.S. News, the University of Iowa’s alumni include George Gallup, the founder of the public opinion Gallup Poll, and George Nissen, the inventor of the trampoline. The University of Iowa has a student population of 29,810 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Programs Offered

The University of Iowa comprises the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tippie College of Business, College of Dentistry, College of Education, College of Engineering, Graduate College, College of Law, Carver College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, and University College. Undergraduate areas of study include: accounting, aging studies, American studies, ancient civilization, anthropology, astronomy, biochemistry, comparative literature, dance, disability studies, economics, education, geography, human rights, industrial engineering, management, medicine, medieval studies, pharmacy, physics, podiatry, and Russian. Graduate degrees are available in areas including: accounting, acting, actuarial science, biostatistics, civil and environmental engineering, clinical investigation, educational leadership, film studies, finance, and genetics. The University of Iowa offers online programs in applied studies, social work, business administration, liberal studies, nursing, educational leadership, and education.


The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited the University of Iowa since 1913.


Admissions requires students to meet the Regent Admission Index score requirements of a 245 score or higher for Iowa residents and 255 or higher for residents of other states. Students whose schools do not rank through the Regent Admission Index must submit GPA, ACT and/or SAT scores, and high school transcripts for admissions. The University of Iowa sets an April 1 deadline for the fall semester or summer session and a Nov. 15 deadline for the spring semester. Students must submit an application with a $40 application fee.


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