University of Iowa

University of Iowa is a public institution that was founded in1847.Ithas a total undergraduate enrollment of 21,564,its setting is city,and the campus size is 1,880 acres.It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.University of Iowa’s ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Collegesis National Universities,72.Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,057 (2012-13); out-of-statetuition and fees are $26,279 (2012-13).

With slightly more than 20,000 undergraduates, the University of Iowa has the smallest student population of any other school competing in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. Even so, Iowa offers top-notch academic programming in more than 100 areas. Students looking to hone their leadership skills have many options, too: They can enroll in the LeaderShape Institute, a six-day getaway workshop; attend the Leadership Development Series, which meets three times a semester; or participate in the Leadership Development Conference, an annual one-day workshop. Freshmen do not have to live on campus, but more than 90 percent choose to do so. Campus life may pose a challenge to tobacco users, as Iowa is a smoke-free campus. Students have more than 500 clubs and organizations from which to choose, and close to 10 percent of students go Greek as members of the school’s 40 fraternities and sororities. Sports are another big focus of campus life; even in the competitive Big Ten, the Iowa Hawkeyes are notorious players.  Four blocks from campus is Iowa City, a Midwestern metropolis that has been recognized among the nation’s best for its scenery, greenery, and sustainable energy efforts.

The University of Iowa has many well-ranked graduate programs, including degrees offered through its College of Law, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Henry B. Tippie School of Management, and College of Education. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is the only teaching hospital enter in the state, and is a very highly ranked facility to boot. Famous Iowa alumni include George Gallup, founder of the public opinion Gallup Poll; George Nissen, inventor of the trampoline; and Diablo Cody, film script author of Juno and Jennifer’s Body. Actor Ashton Kutcher was briefly a Hawkeye who studied biomedical engineering before a modeling agent spotted him.

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