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, 2016)

Ranked among the top 250 world universities (Times Higher Education, 2016)

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

Health Care

26 years on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Hospitals” (2016)

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

7 adult medical specialties among the top 50 in their fields by U.S. News & World Report (2016)

#7 Ophthalmology 

#8 Otolaryngology 

#17 Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation 

#29 Gynecology

#33 Neurology and Neurosurgery 

#39 Cancer

#40 Urology

9 pediatric specialties ranked among the top 50 in their fields on the U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2016)

#23 Neonatology

#24 Urology 

#26 Diabetes and Endocrinology 

#26 Nephrology 

#30 Cardiology and Heart Surgery 

#45 Orthopaedics 

#47 Cancer  

#49 Neurology and Neurosurgery 

#49 Pulmonology  

Updated March 23, 2016

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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