The University of Iowa is one of America's premier public research universities.
Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.
The University of Iowa is home to one of the most acclaimed academic medical centers in the country, as well as globally recognized leadership in the study and craft of writing. Iowa is known for excellence in both the arts and sciences, offering world-class undergraduate, graduate, and professional academic programs in a wide variety of fields.
This is Iowa
The writing university
Iowa’s excellence in writing has created an unmatched array of writing-related resources that everyone can benefit from.
Collaboration over competition
At Iowa, we believe great teams, not individuals, will find the answers to the biggest challenges.
The best college town
All of this is made possible by our uniquely integrated town and campus, making Iowa City an ideal place to live and work.
Where art meets science
Iowa’s balanced leadership in the arts and sciences encourages exploration and innovation across disciplines.
U.S. News & World Report rankings
best public university in the U.S.
Best global universities
graduate programs ranked among the top 10 in their fields
Consecutive years ranked among America's best academic medical centers
Shared governance bodies
The University of Iowa honors a long tradition of shared governance in which university-wide policies and initiatives are made in collaboration with the campus’s many leaders and shared governance representatives.