The University of Iowa (also known as the UI, or simply Iowa is a flagship public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, Iowa is the oldest university in the state. The University of Iowa is organized into eleven colleges offering more than 200 areas of study and seven professional degrees.
The Iowa campus spans 1,700 acres centered along the banks of the Iowa River and includes the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, named one of "America’s Best Hospitals" for the 25th year in a row. The university was the original developer of the Master of Fine Arts degree and it operates the world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Iowa has very high research activity, and is a member of several research coalitions, including the prestigious Association of American Universities, the Universities Research Association, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The Iowa alumni network exceeds 250,000, and the university budgeted revenues and expenses of $3.513 billion for 2015.
The University of Iowa offers more than 2,000 scholarships each year to outstanding undergraduate students based on financial need, academic merit, or both. Students may receive multiple scholarships, and receiving a UI scholarship may not disqualify students from also receiving need-based grants or loans offered through the UI Office of Student Financial Aid, depending up on the amount of demonstrated financial need.
Some students may anticipate participating in intercollegiate athletics at the University of Iowa. This participation may impact their ability to receive institutional or private scholarships and grants.
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