Academics

Overview

Member of the Association of American Universities since 1909

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

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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