UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
The University of Iowa is a major research institution in the heartland of the United States. It is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers, a world famous creative writing program, and hundreds of options for affordable, accessible education. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Iowa in the top 5% of universities worldwide.
The University of Iowa is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities. Iowa City is currently ranked the #4 Best College Town in America and the #1 destination city for new graduates, based on a high density of people with a college degree, opportunities, and amenities like restaurants, affordability of apartments, and the ease of getting around. Iowa City is named a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community. It is the only city in the United States to be named a UNESCO City of Literature.
22,000 students choose Iowa each year to earn a bachelor’s degree, while another 10,000 students are studying at the master’s or PhD level. Over 5,000 courses are offered, meaning unique courses not often found elsewhere become real options for our students. The student to faculty ratio is 16:1. Students can choose from 200 areas of study to earn a major, double major, major and minor or pick up a specialized certificate.
Campus is in close driving distance from major metro areas like Chicago, Minneapolis, St Louis, and Kansas City. Those cities become key locations for internship and job opportunities. 450 companies come to campus each year to interview students in 5 large job fairs. Our new graduates are highly marketable and the proof is in our 90-100% job placement rate.
The University of Iowa is home to many advanced research laboratories. Our unique National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) tests human interaction to improve transportation safety. Undergraduate students can become involved in research in fields such as computer science, engineering, psychology, statistics, and pharmacy.
The Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute is part of the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories. Faculty, staff and students at the University of Iowa are working on a wide range of research including:
NanoHealth: Development and Applications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, Disease Detection, Imaging and Bioanalytical Assays.
NanoEnviro: Environmental Remediation and Decontamination, Green Chemistry, Fuel Cells, Energy, Sustainability and Sensors.
NanoTox: Air Quality, the Natural Environment, Workplace Environment, Human and Animal Toxicity, and Environmental Health.
NanoMaterials: Quantum Theory and Modeling of Condensed Phase Matter at the Nanoscale, Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States. The advantage to students is that it is located right on campus, making it easier to be involved in research activities with hospital faculty using cutting-edge technology.
A large UI Research Park helps grow technology companies that require sustained research relationships with the University of Iowa. It offers business incubation and resources for startups. Additionally, there is a STEM Hub which enriches the experience for students pursing STEM field employment and research.
The University of Iowa is part of the Big Ten athletic conference. 24 highly competitive varsity sports are offered plus 33 intramural club sports. Our students enjoy working out in our Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, ranked #3 best university recreation facility in the country. There students find a rock climbing wall, Olympic-sized pool, lap pool with a lazy river, hot tub, weights, basketball courts, hundreds of treadmills, and an indoor track. American football is very popular where 70,000 fans wearing black and gold pack our stadium on game days.
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