About University of Iowa:

University of Iowa is a public institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 24,476, its setting is city, and the campus size is 1,880 acres. The University of Iowa offers top-notch academic programming in more than 100 areas. Students looking to hone their leadership skills have many options, too: They can enroll in the LeaderShape Institute, a six-day getaway workshop; or participate in one of the many programs offered through the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership, including arts and entertainment, and multicultural programs. Freshmen do not have to live on campus, but about 95 percent choose to do so. Campus life may pose a challenge to tobacco users, as Iowa is a smoke-free campus. Students have more than 500 clubs and organizations from which to choose, and close to 10 percent of students go Greek as members of the school's more than 50 fraternities and sororities. Sports are another big focus of campus life; even in the competitive NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference, the Iowa Hawkeyes are notorious players. Four blocks from campus is Iowa City, a Midwestern metropolis that has been recognized among the nation’s best for its scenery, greenery and sustainable energy efforts. The University of Iowa has many well-ranked graduate programs, including degrees offered through its College of Law, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Henry B. Tippie School of Management and College of Education. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a very highly ranked facility as well. Famous Iowa alumni include George Gallup, founder of the public opinion Gallup Poll; George Nissen, inventor of the trampoline; and Diablo Cody, screenwriter of "Juno" and "Jennifer’s Body." Actor Ashton Kutcher was briefly a Hawkeye who studied biomedical engineering before a modeling agent spotted him.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 60 78 89 90 100 104 109 121 127 130 138 149 159

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 190 218 263 246 - 288 299 - - 301-350 401-450 351-400
Engineering 217 240 257 261 255 - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500
Life Sciences 52 58 73 78 84 89 95 97 104 110 116 123
Medicine 59 65 65 74 71 76 92 93 93 107 101 103
Natural Sciences 216 188 207 232 210 180 173 205 204 212 235 214
Social Sciences 41 37 67 65 84 80 89 84 102 112 108 114

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 189
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - 451-500 -
Chemistry - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 401-450
Civil Engineering 98 106 73 98 87 118 163 184 251 277
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 109
Computer Science 128 96 110 140 164 138 190 212 227 291
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 141
Electrical Engineering 264 158 142 219 251 258 - 301-350 301-350 301-350
Environment / Ecology - 158 153 190 188 218 246 255 293 290
Geosciences 117 133 120 141 154 143 159 144 141 140
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 108
Materials Science - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Mathematics 68 105 103 124 121 119 114 116 122 178
Mechanical Engineering 113 155 175 209 197 175 264 274 301-350 298
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 114
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 128
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 95
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 119 119 130 133 107 136 143 158
Physics 236 258 233 169 171 208 184 181 210 183
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 67
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 114
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 127