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    University of Iowa: Global, National & Subject-wise Rankings 2020-2021

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    Bhavya Rawal

    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - May 3, 2021

    Ranked 34 in the ‘Best Public University’ category by the U.S News and World Report, the University of Iowa is not just academically potent but also aesthetically pleasing. It is one of the Big Ten Research universities and also a member of the AAU( Association of American Universities). This has unquestionably raised its competency at the national and the global level.

    University Of Iowa: Global Ranking

    Agencies like Times Higher Education and QS Top Universities have been credible sources in providing university-related information. These are helpful to students and other stakeholders in assessing and making fruitful decisions.

    Consecutive Global Ranking

    Source 2020 2021
    Times Higher Education 201-250 201-250
    QS top universities 421 420
    CWUR 142 143

    Criteria Used For Assessment

    Scores vs THE Criteria
    Scores vs QS Criteria

    Moreover, the University of Iowa has also been ranked 301-500 in graduate employability by QS.

    University Of Iowa: National Ranking

    Iowa in itself has been ranked the nation’s best college towns by QS. Forbes calls it among the top 10 college cities to live in. Iowa comes 9 out of 50 in the ‘Best College Towns in America’. Iowa has a favorable cost of living compared to the other cities having the Big Ten.

    The university comes 56 out of 146 in the ‘Top Public National Universities’ by QS. It is the nation’s No.1 premier research university and has scored well above the average scores in citations per faculty.

    Agency National Ranking
    Times Higher Education 162
    QS top universities 101-110
    CWUR 59

    Iowa is known for its leadership in the study and craft of writing. The university takes pride in getting the state its title- the City of Literature- from UNESCO. The university offers the nation’s No.1 writing program in fiction and poetry. UI press author has been chosen for the 5 under 35 awards given by the National Book Foundation.

    Iowa provides various undergraduate, graduate, specialist, and doctoral programs in 200+ areas of study. It has a total of 12 colleges across the state offering a variety of programs.

    The College of Education has been ranked No.1 in the state and its undergraduate primary and elementary education programs come under the top 2 and 6 percent respectively. The masters, specialist, and doctoral programs offered under this are ranked under the top 20 in the nation.

    The university is also known for its academic medical centers. The Carver College of Medicine has been ranked in the following category by the U.S. News and World Report.

    Area Of Study Rank
    Physical Therapy 4
    Family Medicine 15
    Primary Care 20
    Internal Medicine 29
    Research 34

    The National Institute of Health gave the college 41st rank in research and it came 8th in Business Insider’s ‘ 25 Best Medical Schools In America’. The department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center has been retaining its 6th position since 2016. The College of Pharmacy is ranked 18 in the ‘ Best Pharmacy Schools’ of 2020.

    University of Iowa: Subject-wise Rankings

    • The College of Law has been ranked 27 in the ‘Best Law Schools’ by the U.S. News and World Report. It has been consistently ranked among the top 10 public law schools in the US.
    • Tippie College of Business is ranked no.1 in the ‘Best Business Schools in Iowa’ and 21 in the ‘Best Public Business School’ of 2021. The program has been among the top 10 in the nation.
    • The U.S News and world report have ranked the university in various aspects as well. The information is provided in the table below.
    Category Rank
    National University 88
    Best College for Veterans 56
    Best Value Schools 108
    Top Performers on Social Mobility 353
    Top Public Schools 34
    The best undergraduate engineering program 64
    Writing in the disciplines 13

    The various streams offered by the university are ranked as follows.

    Stream THE QS US News and world report
    Arts and Humanities 301-400 247 131
    Clinical and Health 101-125 151-200 111
    Engineering and Technology 301-400 451-500 415
    Life Sciences 251-300 158 218

    Apart from academics, the sports department of the university is in association with the NCAA, which lets it enjoy specific benefits. Being a member of the Big Ten Conference has its advantages too.

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