The University of Iowa is a leading national research university with international recognition for its wealth of achievements in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

The University established the first law school and the first educational radio station west of the Mississippi, broadcast the world's first educational television programs, and developed and continues to hold preeminence in educational testing.

Notable Iowa alumni include: Terry Brands (Olympic Bronze medalist 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia), Terry E. Branstad (Former Governor of Iowa), Marquis Childs (Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator), Martha Angle Dorsett (the first woman admitted to the Bar of Minnesota), Leo A. Hoegh (former Governor of Iowa and National Security Council member), etc.

University Rankings:

- University of Iowa is ranked 72nd among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2011).

- Rated as the 29th best public university in the country (U.S. News & World Report 2010 edition). The University of Iowa's College of Law is ranked 26th in the country.

- It is the only Big Ten university listed as a "best buy" Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010.

- Ranked 225th in the world (QS World University Rankings™ 2009). It is placed 158th globally for Life Sciences & Biomedicine.

- Placed 101-151st in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009).

- 2nd in the 2009 US News' Nursing Specialty Rankings: Geriactric Nursing (Gerontology).

- 9th among the Top 10 Accounting Schools for PhD Programs (Public Accounting Report 2008).

- U.S.News & World Report ranked 21 University of Iowa graduate programs and colleges among the 10 best in the country among public universities (2008 Edition). The College of Pharmacy has been ranked 16th in the nation.

- It is one of the top 50 public universities in the country when it comes to offering academic excellence at an affordable price according to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 2006.

- The University of Iowa Law Library is ranked No. 1 in the nation by the National Jurist.

- The Tippie College of Business was named by Business Week as one of the top fifty business schools in the nation.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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