The University of Iowa
is a university in Iowa City, Iowa. The university was founded in 1847 as the State University of Iowa
, only 59 days after Iowa became a
state. In spite of its original name, it is not to be confused with Iowa State University.In 1855, Iowa became the first public university in the United States to admit men and women on an equal basis. The university offered its first doctoral degree in 1898. It established the first
law school west of the Mississippi. The university was also the
first to use television in education (1932) and pioneered the field of standardized
testing.Bachelors, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the College of Dentistry, the College of Engineering, the College of Liberal
Arts & Sciences, the College of Public Health, the College of Education, the College of Law, the Roy J. and Lucille
A. Carver College of Medicine, the Graduate College, the College of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy.
It is also the home of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Another project hosted by the University of Iowa is a virtual reality
driving simulator, which they use to test vehicle and roadway
technology, and the driver reactions to this technology.