The University of Iowa is one of America's premier public research universities.
Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City.
A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the University of Iowa is home to one of the most acclaimed academic medical centers in the country, as well as globally recognized leadership in the study and craft of writing. Iowa is known for excellence in both the arts and sciences, offering world-class undergraduate, graduate, and professional academic programs in a wide variety of fields.
Enrollment profile, Fall 2020
U.S. News & World Report rankings
Best Public Universities
Best Global Universities
graduate programs ranked among the nation's top 10
consecutive years ranked as one of the best academic hospitals in the U.S.
Enrollment by race/ethnicity, Fall 2020
|Race/ethnicity||Enrollment count||% of total|
|African American or Black||971||3.1%|
|Alaskan Native or American Indian||54||0.2%|
|Hispanic or Latinx||2,349||7.4%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||20||0.1%|
|Two or more races||1,029||3.2%|
|White (Non-Hispanic) or Unknown Race||23,685||74.6%|
|Professional and Scientific||7,453|