Rankings

Academics

One of the top 30 public institutions in the country (U.S. News & World Report, 2015 edition)

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

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

Ranked #121 on "Best Global Universities" list (U.S. News & World Report Global Rankings, 2014)

Ranked #175 among world universities (Times Higher Education, 2014)

25 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 Nursing Administration (College of Nursing)

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

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

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

#4 Printmaking (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

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

#9 Anesthesia Nursing (College of Nursing)

#10 Health Care Management (College of Public Health)

#10 Rural Medicine (Carver College of Medicine)

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

#12 Family Medicine (Carver College of Medicine)

#14 Higher Education Administration (College of Education)

#14 Nurse Practitioner—Pediatrics (College of Nursing)

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

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

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

#16 Primary Care (Carver College of Medicine)

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

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

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

#22 Art and Design—M.F.A. (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

#22 College of Law

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

#29 Carver College of Medicine—Research

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

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

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

#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 College of Education

#43 Tippie College of Business

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

#49 Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

#52 Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering)

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

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

#58 Electrical 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 College of Engineering

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

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

Updated March 11, 2015

Health Care

25 years on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Hospitals” (2014)

Ranked among the top 65 universities worldwide in clinical, pre-clinical, and health programs. (Times Higher Education of London, 2014) 

9 medical specialties among the top 50 in their fields by U.S. News & World Report (2014)

#8 Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (UI Hospitals and Clinics)

#9 Otolaryngology (UI Hospitals and Clinics)

#15 Gynecology (UI Hospitals and Clinics)

#18 Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (UI Hospitals and Clinics)

#27 Cancer (UI Hospitals and Clinics)

#33 Neurology and Neurosurgery (UI Hospitals and Clinics)

#33 Urology (UI Hospitals and Clinics)

#40 Nephrology (UI Hospitals and Clinics)

#48 Cardiology and Heart Surgery  (UI Hospitals and Clinics)

9 pediatric specialties ranked among the top 50 in their fields on the U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2015)

#23 Neonatology (UI Children's Hospital)

#24 Urology (UI Children's Hospital)

#26 Diabetes and Endocrinology (UI Children's Hospital

#26 Nephrology (UI Children's Hospital)

#30 Cardiology and Heart Surgery (UI Children's Hospital)

#45 Orthopaedics (UI Children's Hospital)

#47 Cancer  (UI Children's Hospital)

#49 Neurology and Neurosurgery (UI Children's Hospital)

#49 Pulmonology  (UI Children's Hospital)

Updated June 9, 2015

Location

70,000 population of Iowa City, ranked among the #4 college town in America (American Institute for Economic Research, 2015)

#1 employment destination for college graduates (American Institute for Economic Research, 2015)

#4 "brainiest" city in America (The Atlantic, 2013)

A UNESCO City of Literature

One of 7 top literary cities in the country according to Highbrow Magazine (2014)

#47 on livability.com's list of best places to live (2014)

One of the "Best Cities for Work/Life Balance," (NerdWallet, 2014)

Johnson County is one of U.S. News and World Report's "Top 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids"

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