Information about the University of Iowa (courtesy of the university website)
Home of the world-renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop, the National Advanced Driving Simulator, and one of America's best hospitals, The University of Iowa is a comprehensive public university committed to high-quality teaching, research, and service. Founded in 1847 in Iowa City, Iowa, as the state's first public institution of higher learning, the University enrolls more than 30,300 students and offers several top-ranking programs.
Founded: February 25, 1847 - Iowa's first public institution of higher learning.
Our 1,700-acre campus sits in one of the nation's most livable cities (USA Today, 2006) and one of the best small metropolitan areas for careers (Forbes Magazine, 2009).
-A comprehensive public university with a long-standing commitment to teaching, research and service
-First U.S. public university to admit men and women on an equal basis when its doors opened to students in 1855
-Home of the world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the National Advanced Driving Simulator, and one of “America’s Best Hospitals”
-World's first university to accept creative work in theatre, writing, music and art on an equal basis with academic research
We educate many of the state's professionals: