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Iowa colleges and universities

At first glance, Iowa colleges and universities may just seem to be a place to study among cornfields -- but the more research you do, the more you'll find that its a great place to live, and more important, Iowa colleges offer a great place to earn your education.

History buffs will love the states rich heritage. Students attending Iowa colleges and universities share in a tradition with people like Herbert Hoover, John Wayne, Glenn Miller, and Grant Wood who have also called Iowa their home. The state was also part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. How can you beat that -- history right in your own backyard? Imagine seeing what you learn in the classrooms of Iowa universities come to life!

Iowa is also bordered by two of America's greatest rivers -- the Mississippi and the Missouri on its east and west sides, respectively. Agriculture students should note that being educated at Iowa colleges and universities means studying one of the most fertile lands in the country. It has a rich agricultural tradition and ranks first in the nation when it comes to corn and soybean production. Iowa colleges are perfect for those looking to get a little science under their belt, or possibly pursue a culinary career that focuses on the wonder of meals made with soybeans.

And don't let those midwesterners fool you -- universities in Iowa are full of spiritual and cultural diversity and population. Take for instance the Iowa Caucuses held in Iowa every two years. Held in the off-presidential years, the caucuses serve as a platform for the usually smaller focus on different parties. Journalism students at universities in Iowa who school during a presidential-year caucus may even get the chance to test their capability as a future Washington correspondent or late-night political talking head. The real world can literally be your classroom at universities in Iowa.

Number of Iowa Colleges and Universities: 64

Cool Events Abound at Universities in Iowa

  • Free and public film festivals are part of the culture of Iowa universities.

  • Iowa colleges and universities host and sponsor gala auctions to raise money for charity.

  • Universities in Iowa treat students to scholarship golf outings, luaus, and field trips.

  • Homecoming events bring back alums young and old to reminisce and support the athletes of Iowa universities.

  • Students prepare for the real world with mock interview days, career fairs, and more.


  • Financial Aid for Students at Iowa Colleges
    State Aid Agency: Iowa College Student Aid Commission
    College Prepaid/Savings Program: College Savings Iowa

    Popular College Majors
    Universities in Iowa offer a great variety of majors. Among those most popular: Health and Allied Services, Engineering, Visual and Performing Arts, and Social Sciences and History.
    Source: College Bound Seniors 2005, The College Board

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