University of Iowa

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University of Iowa
City: Iowa City, Iowa
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling[1]
Colors: black, gold
Mascot: Hawkeyes

Established February 25, 1847 The University of Iowa became Iowa’s first public institution of higher learning. Sprawled over 1,900 acres in Iowa City, the University of Iowa is home to over 29,979 students. Back in 1855 the university only enrolled a total of 124 students, 41 of which were women. The 1856-57 catalogue listed nine departments offering Ancient Language, Modern Language, Intellectual Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History, Natural History, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, and Chemistry.

The university was ranked as number 24 by U.S. News & World Report in 2008, under the category of best public university.

Fast Facts

First President: Amos Dean [1855-1859]

Current President: Sally Mason

Students: 29,979

Faculty: 1,705

Colors: Black and Old gold

Mascot: Herky the Hawk

School nickname: Hawkeyes

Location: Iowa City, Iowa, USA