The University of Iowa

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Our Commitment

The University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, is one of the top public research institutions in the nation. Home to just over 31,000 students, we deliver a world-class education in over 200 areas of study and over 100 graduate programs. Because Iowa is such an important agricultural state (more than 85 percent of Iowa’s land is farmed), the University is familiar with the challenges rural and small-town students face. As a state institution, we have a duty to serve students from all communities in the state of Iowa, and typically serve students from all 99 counties each academic year. At the University of Iowa, we believe each student deserves to have access to higher education. Iowa City and the University provide a diverse community and rich educational experience for rural and small-town students to take back to their communities and create positive change both in the state of Iowa and throughout the Midwest plains states. The University of Iowa is well-poised to support rural students in their transition to Iowa City and the University of Iowa. Our students enjoy a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, state-of-the-art academic resources, and small class sizes which allow them to work directly with their professors while gaining real-world experience and valuable, practical skills. Hawkeyes have access to personalized support and are equipped with the tools they need to stand out in a competitive workforce. As part of our STARS collaboration, the University of Iowa will provide transitional support and resources to all students to ensure their success. With over 600 student organizations, there are plenty of ways for rural and small-town students to build a community on our campus. The university seamlessly blends into the greater Iowa City community, a top 10 college town that offers all the amenities of a big city in a safe, open environment. What’s more, there are over 100 restaurants, local shops, Big Ten athletics, and music venues within walking distance of campus, allowing students to connect to the community within a broader context.

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The University of Iowa Events

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STARS Virtual Panel: College to Career (Social Sciences)

August 6th 2024, 7:00 pm CDT

Every month, STARS College Network member schools host Zoom webinars featuring a variety of perspectives on the academic programs, philosophies, and traditions that make our colleges great places to live and learn. Join STARS this month to learn more about how STARS member schools support their students as they pursue a wide variety of careers in the Social Sciences. From archaeology to business to psychology, and everything in between, STARS member schools have programs to set their students up for success in hundreds of careers in the Social Sciences. We'll explore the wide variety of resources and opportunities available to you as you think about your future!

Host: The University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, The University of Iowa, Brown University

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STARS Virtual College Fair

October 1st 2024, 7:00 pm CDT

Join the STARS Network Schools to discover the exceptional opportunities all of our schools have to offer through a virtual college fair!

Host: Brown University, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Colby College, Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University in the City of New York, The University of Chicago, The University of Iowa, University of Maryland, College Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, University of Southern California, The Ohio State University, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Yale University

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