University of Iowa Video Review

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The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, Iowa. The most popular undergraduate majors are business, management, marketing, social sciences, communication and journalism and psychology. The University of Iowa offers certificates in addition to bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs.

The University of Iowa is a major research university located on a 1,900-acre urban campus on the banks of the Iowa River in Iowa City. Iowa is ranked #64 in the list of top national universities by U.S. News & World Report, and is also considered one of America's 'Public Ivy' institutions.

In addition to its high overall ranking, Iowa's business program was awarded a ranking of #33 overall and #57 for its engineering program. Iowa is also one of only 60 members elected to the prestigious Associate of American Universities, and has some of the best postgraduate and master's programs in creative writing, nursing administration and speech-language pathology. Iowa also operates one of the nation's most advanced and comprehensive university-owned teaching hospitals.

Iowa awards certificates, as well as bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees through its 11 colleges. Undergraduate students can study more than 100 subject areas, the most popular of which is business, management and marketing. Other popular majors include social sciences, communication and journalism, psychology and visual and performing arts.

Iowa has an international reputation as a writing university and its graduate-level Iowa Writers' Workshop has produced 25 Pulitzer Prize winners. In addition to 45 fraternities and sororities, Iowa has more than 400 student groups and other opportunities for students to get involved in activities outside of class.

IU is considered 'more selective' in its admission process with an 83 percent acceptance rate. Typical incoming freshmen have a grade point average of 3.6 and ACT test scores between 23 and 27. Additionally, 93 percent of students graduate in the top 50 percent of their high school classes.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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