Rankings

Academics

#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 (Nonfiction Writing Program) (Poets & Writers)

Ranked #128 on "Best Global Universities" list (U.S. News & World Report Global Rankings, 2015)

Ranked among the top 250 world universities (Times Higher Education, 2015)

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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