The University of Iowa
University of Iowa is a public institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 24,476, its setting is city, and the campus size is 1,880 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Located in one of six cities in the world designated a City of Literature by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Iowa is home to the world-renowned Writers Workshop, International Writing Program, and the Playwrights Workshop. Famous Iowa alumni include George Gallup, founder of the public opinion Gallup Poll; George Nissen, inventor of the trampoline; and Diablo Cody, screenwriter of "Juno" and "Jennifer’s Body."
The student-faculty ratio at University of Iowa is 16:1, and the school has 52.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Iowa include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86 percent.