About the University

With just over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899, and an Association of American Universities member since 1909.

 

Iowa is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It's home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers, the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop, and hundreds of options for affordable, accessible education.

 

The University of Iowa is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.

 

The menu at right provides a gateway to facts and figures that offer background on the university, its people, and its missions. Contact us to suggest updates or additions to these resources.