About University of Iowa

The University of Iowa, a Big Ten University, enrolls about 32,000 students and has about 1,200 faculty members. The College of Engineering has 80 faculty members and a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 2,900 students. The Engineering College is comparable in size to the other nine colleges on campus, with the exception of the College of Liberal Arts which has an enrollment of 18,760 students. The other colleges include Tippie College of Business, Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and the Graduate College. The Engineering College is well integrated into the university community and capitalizes on its special environment through a multitude of interdisciplinary research efforts and by using the academic richness of the University to enhance undergraduate and graduate curriculum offerings. The Liberal Arts College, which maintains strong programs in the Arts, Humanities, and the Sciences, provides extensive cultural opportunities as well as educational and research support for engineering students. The University of Iowa has one of the nation's largest university-owned teaching hospitals; biomedical engineering and health care research opportunities are available.

About Iowa City

Iowa City, the home of The University of Iowa and the original capitol of the State of Iowa, is located in east-central Iowa, 25 miles south of Iowa's second largest city, Cedar Rapids, and 60 miles west on I-80 of the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline and Rock Island, Illinois). Six air carriers service Cedar Rapids and the Quad Cities. Most of Iowa's industrial, historical and recreational areas are within a two-hour drive from Iowa City. Des Moines, the current State Capitol, is two hours driving time to the west, while Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Kansas City can all be reached by driving four to six hours. Iowa City, a city of about 50,000 people, is a cultural and medical center. The city's greatest asset, though, is the friendly midwestern people who make this city an ideal place in which to live and study.

The Mechanical Engineering Program offers exceptionally high quality graduate studies opportunities in select areas of mechanical engineering. The Program offers both the MS degree and the PhD degree, with both thesis and non-thesis tracks for the MS degree available. Most of our thesis-based MS degree and PhD degree students are supported by a combination of research and teaching assistantships and fellowships.

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