Iowa, University of

      public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S. It comprises colleges of business administration, dentistry, law, public health, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, education, engineering, and liberal arts and schools of journalism and mass communication, music, library and information science, religion, and social work. A wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs are offered. The university's Iowa Writer's Workshop and International Writing Program is renowned throughout the world. Other campus facilities include Iowa Testing Programs, the Center for New Music, and the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research. Total enrollment is approximately 29,000.

      Founded in 1847, the university is Iowa's oldest public institution of higher learning. When it formally opened for classes in 1855, it was the first public university in the United States to admit men and women on an equal basis. Its law and dental schools were the first west of the Mississippi River, and the university was the first institution in the nation to award advanced degrees in creative writing, theatre, and music. It maintains museums of art, natural history, and medicine. Painter Grant Wood (Wood, Grant), poet W.D. Snodgrass, playwright Tennessee Williams, novelist and short-story writer John Irving (Irving, John), and short-story writer Flannery O'Connor (O'Connor, Flannery) are among the many artists and writers who have been associated with the university.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Upper Iowa University — is a private, four year, liberal arts institution of higher learning offering degree programs to over 820 on campus students and to over 6,000 center, graduate, and independent study students. Upper Iowa University also offers online programs, as …   Wikipedia

  • Northern Iowa, University of — ▪ university, Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Cedar Falls, Iowa, U.S. It includes colleges of business administration, education, humanities and fine arts, natural sciences, and… …   Universalium

  • Iowa State University — Iowa State redirects here. For the state, see Iowa. Iowa State University Motto Science with practice Established 1858 Type Flagship state university …   Wikipedia

  • Iowa Hawkeyes — University University of Iowa Conference(s) Big Ten NCAA Division I Athletics director …   Wikipedia

  • University of Northern Iowa — Motto I am UNI Established 1876 Type Public …   Wikipedia

  • Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball — Iowa Hawkeyes 2011–12 Iowa Hawkeyes men s basketball team University University of Iowa Conference Big Ten Location Iowa …   Wikipedia

  • University of Dubuque — UD Motto Mancherlei Gaben und Ein Geist (trans: Many Talents and One Spirit) Established 1852 Type Private University Endowment US $ …   Wikipedia

  • University Heights (Iowa) — University Heights Ciudad de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • University Park (Iowa) — University Park Ciudad de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • University of Maryland, College Park — University of Maryland redirects here. For other uses, see University of Maryland (disambiguation). Coordinates: 38°59′15.0″N 76°56′24.0″W / 38.9875°N 76.94°W …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.