University of Iowa Profile

Established in 1847, The University of Iowa (U of I, UI) is a top public state-funded research university located in Iowa, USA. It is a member of the American Association of Universities, the Big Ten Conference, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and the Universities Research Association.

The University of Iowa has the following colleges: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; College of Dentistry; College of Education; College of Engineering; College of Law; College of Nursing; College of Pharmacy; College of Public Health; Graduate College; Henry B. Tippie College of Business; Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

Iowa was the first U.S. public university to admit men and women on an equal basis and the first institution of higher education in the nation to accept creative work in theater, writing, music, and art as theses for advanced degrees.

Ranking Profile:

- University of Iowa is placed in Tier 1 among the Best National Universities (USNWR 2011).

- A total of 21 graduate programs are ranked among the top 10 of their kind at U.S public institutions (U.S. News & World Report 2010 edition). Carver College of Medicine is rated 10th in the Best Medical School (Primary Care) rankings.

- 58th nationally in the US News Graduate Engineering Rankings 2010.

- University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is ranked as one of “America's Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, 2009.

- Rated 66th best university in the nation (tied with University of Connecticut and Purdue University) by U.S. News & World Report, 2009 edition.

- Tippie School of Management is placed 64th in the world for its full-time MBA program (2010 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings).

- 9th in the Playboy's List of Top 10 Party Schools (2009).

- 5th in the US News Ranking of Top Physical Therapy Schools (2009).

- 18th among the Top Schools for Public Health (USNWR 2008). It is ranked 2nd for Audiology programs.

- 48th in the Wuhan University Ranking of Top 500 Universities (2007).

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