I welcome you to the University of Iowa.
Over 160 years ago, the University of Iowa opened its doors to 124 students and a handful of faculty. Today, the University of Iowa educates over 31,000 students in myriad disciplines and professions who will go on to careers within our state, but also across the nation and throughout the world. We also annually conduct nearly half-a-billion dollars’ worth of cutting-edge research with global implications. As well, our faculty, staff, and students provide clinical, professional, and cultural service in all of Iowa’s 99 counties and beyond.
As we have grown, we have not lost sight of our unique qualities. We were the first university to offer academic credit for creative work, we remain a pioneer in interdisciplinary inquiry, and we continue as a world leader in the health sciences and health care.
Today’s University of Iowa is a remarkable achievement. I invite you to watch the video and peruse the information following to learn more about the successes, aspirations, challenges, and opportunities that we are embracing at the University of Iowa today.