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Facts at a Glance Facts at a Glance The University of Iowa

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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 as the state's first public institution of higher learning, the university enrolls more than 30,000 students and offers a number of top-ranking programs. Our 1,700-acre campus is located in Iowa City, Iowa—designated by UNESCO as a World City of Literature.

University Distinctions

Academic Programs

Athletics and Recreation

Budget for FY 2013-14

Campus Media



Health Care


Library System

Museums on campus

Enrollment, Fall 2013

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, three former clerks to U.S. Supreme Court justices, two National Medal of Science winners, and four Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. Many Iowa faculty are members of the nation’s most prestigious scholarly academies:


Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 2013-14

*Tuition and fees vary by college. The figures above are based on a student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences taking 12 or more semester hours. For more information, see the Office of the Registrar.