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The University of Iowa
University of Iowa Seal

Established 1847
School type Public University
President David J. Skorton
Location Iowa City, IA, USA




Faculty 1,705
Campus Iowa City: Rural, 1,900 acres (7.69 km²);
Sports Team University of Iowa Hawkeyes.
NCAA Division 1A:
10 men's varsity teams, 12 womens.
Mascot: Herky the Hawk.
UI Athletics
File:Old Cap small.jpg
"Old Cap" or Old Capitol Building, Iowa's first state capitol building and a university landmark.

The University of Iowa is an university in Iowa City, Iowa. The university was founded in 1847 as the State University of Iowa, only 59 days after Iowa became a state. In spite of its original name, it is not to be confused with Iowa State University.

In 1855, Iowa became the first public university in the United States to admit men and women on an equal basis. The university offered its first doctoral degree in 1898. It established the first law school west of the Mississippi. The university was also the first to use television in education (1932) and pioneered the field of standardized testing.

Bachelors, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the College of Dentistry, the College of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Public Health, the College of Education, the College of Law, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, the Graduate College, the College of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy. It is also the home of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Another project hosted by the University of Iowa is a virtual reality driving simulator, which they use to test vehicle and roadway technology, and the driver reactions to this technology. The University is currently home to ISCABBS, an aging public bulletin board system that was the largest internet community in the world prior to the commercialization of the world wide web.


The University of Iowa's main campus is located in Iowa City, with the campus bordered by Park Road to the north and Dubuque and Gilbert Streets roughly to the east. U.S. Highway 6 traverses the university campus. The Iowa River flows through the campus. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - the public teaching hospital affiliated with the school - is located on the main campus. The Oakdale Campus, which is home to the university's research facilities and the driving simulator, is located north of Interstate 80 in adjacent Coralville.


The school's sports teams are called the Iowa Hawkeyes. They participate in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Big Ten Conference.

Iowa's football team plays its home games at historic Kinnick Stadium named after former Iowa football player Nile Kinnick who won the Heisman Trophy in 1939. Tragicially, Kinnick was killed in action during WWII. Iowa battles Iowa State University annually for the Cy-Hawk Trophy, a traveling award. It also has a Big Ten rivalry with Minnesota. The two schools' football teams meet yearly to battle for Floyd of Rosedale, a traveling trophy in the shape of a bronzed pig. In 2004, Iowa and Wisconsin unveiled the Heartland Trophy, a bronze bull, to be played for in their annual rivalry. The Hawkeye football team has won eleven Big Ten football titles.

The school is also famous for its wrestling program. The Hawkeye grapplers have won an amazing 27 NCAA national titles and over 30 Big Ten titles.

The trampoline was invented by University members George Nissen and Larry Griswold around 1935. Griswold, was the assistant gymnastics coach and Nissen was a tumbler on the gymnastics team.

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