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The University of Iowa - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering is one of 12 colleges that comprise The University of Iowa. With educational courses dating back over 100 years, the College today has an enrollment of over 2,500 students, 2,278 of whom are undergraduates. About 49 percent of undergraduate students come from the state of Iowa, with another 51 percent attending from contiguous states. Women make up 23 percent of undergraduates, higher than the national average of 17%.

The College offers undergraduate programs in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering. The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has accredited all University of Iowa undergraduate engineering programs. The College recently added an undergraduate program in Computer Science and Engineering beginning Fall 2016 session. The College offers graduate programs in biomedical, chemical and biochemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering.

The college stands out among many other engineering schools, in part, because all five Departments have major teaching and research linkages to the University's Health Sciences colleges (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing and Public Health) including shared courses, collaborative research, and joint faculty appointments.

Engineering at Iowa is especially recognized for its small, personalized size and focused mission, coupled with the resources of a large research university. By design, it is the smallest engineering college in the Big 10.