Academics

Overview

Member of the Association of American Universities since 1909

11 colleges—Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Graduate, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health

200+ majors, minors, and certificate programs

5,000+ courses offered each year

Rankings

#34 among the nation's 629 public universities and #82 among all 2,474 American four-year universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2016 edition)

#1 writing programs in fiction and poetry (Iowa Writers' Workshop) and nonfiction (Poets & Writers)

#4 on 2014 list of best colleges and universities (CollegeAtlas.org)

10th best college in the nation for military veterans (U.S. News & World Report, National Universities category, 2015 Edition)

24 graduate programs ranked among the top 25 in the nation (U.S. News and World Report, 2016):

#1 Speech-Language Pathology—Master’s (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#2 Audiology—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#2 Physician Assistant—Master’s (Carver College of Medicine)

#3 Nursing Administration (College of Nursing)

#3 Rehabilitation Counseling—Master’s/Doctorate (College of Education)

#3 Social Psychology (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#5 Printmaking (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#6 Physical Therapy—Master’s/Doctorate (Carver College of Medicine)

#10 Anesthesia Nursing (College of Nursing)

#10 Health Care Management (College of Public Health)

#11 Nurse Practitioner—Pediatrics (College of Nursing)

#11 Student Counseling and Personnel Services (College of Education)

#12 Family Medicine (Carver College of Medicine)

#14 Higher Education Administration (College of Education)

#15 Nurse Practitioner—Gerontology/Geriatrics (College of Nursing)

#16 Painting and Drawing—Master’s (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#17 Pharmacy—Pharm.D. (College of Pharmacy)

#17 Public Health—Master’s (College of Public Health)

#18 Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (College of Engineering)

#20 Law (College of Law)

#23 General Nursing (College of Nursing)

#25 Primary Care (Carver College of Medicine)

#25 Clinical Psychology—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#30 Psychology—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

​#30 Part-time M.B.A. (Tippie College of Business)

#32 English—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#32 Political Science—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#33 Carver College of Medicine—Research

#33 Library and Information Studies—Master’s (Graduate College)

#34 Statistics—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#35 Sociology—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#40 Economics—Doctorate (Tippie College of Business)

#42 Biostatistics—Doctorate (College of Public Health)

#42 History—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#42 Industrial Engineering (College of Engineering)

#43 Civil Engineering (College of Engineering)

#43 Education (College of Education)

#45 Tippie College of Business—MBA  

#53 Social Work—Master’s (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#55 Biology—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#56 Mathematics—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#58 Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering)

#59 Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)

#60 Chemistry—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#60 Physics—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#62 Chemical Engineering (College of Engineering)

#63 Computer Science—Doctorate (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#64 Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

#65 College of Engineering

#66 Electrical/Electronic Communications Engineering (College of Engineering)

#77 Earth Sciences (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Updated March 17, 2016

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