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Academics

It's not enough to have great ideas. You have to know how to share them. 

And that's what you'll learn at Iowa. Our leadership in creative writing has fostered the broadest array of writing- and communications-focused resources anywhere. Whatever area of study you pursue, you'll learn how to make your ideas heard. 

Iowa's all about the two things employers value most: communication and collaboration. At Iowa, you'll share big ideas, work with fellow Hawkeyes across disciplines, and connect with faculty dedicated to helping you succeed. Iowa blends big school opportunities with focused personal attention, giving you all the support you need to excel. That's why Hawkeyes graduate ready to make an impact, and why Iowa is the right place to start your professional story. 

# 35

Best Public Universities
(U.S. News & World Report)

15:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

Great stories start here

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Igniting a passion for research and discovery

Undergraduate students at the University of Iowa not only have plentiful opportunities to work alongside faculty researchers, they make important contributions to science.

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The first and best home for writers

Iowa is home to renowned programs for aspiring writers and unmatched resources to help you share your ideas and communicate well - invaluable skills in any career.
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Sustainability, a global aspect of the Iowa experience

Iowa offers more than 400 sustainability-oriented courses, ranging in areas from geoscience to social justice to business. These academic offerings step outside traditional classrooms, with learning taking place in prairies, waterways, and other outdoor spots.

Academic resources

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Leading programs

Iowa can offer you an unmatched education in everything from creative writing to the health sciences.
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Career preparation

Find the career you want with dedicated professional resources and access to internship opportunities.
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Research

As an undergraduate at Iowa, you can get hands-on practice working on research that changes lives.