The campus features many notable buildings, including the Frank Gehry-designed Advanced Technological Laboratories, the Pentacrest and several museums. Check out our complete list of the top 25 colleges for Outside readers.
Touch the Earth Courtesy University of Iowa
The Touch the Earth Outdoor Recreation and Education program gets students outside. The idea is to foster adventure-based learning while teaching the technical skills and ethical moorings to protect both environment and participants.
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Courtesy University of Iowa
The new CRWC boasts 20,000 square feet of fitness space, a 50-foot climbing wall, 18-foot-deep diving well, and other amenities.
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Iowa's campus is in one of the nation's most livable cities and has the excitement of Big Ten school, a beautiful campus, and thriving social scene.
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The University of Iowa is considered a public Ivy of the Midwest and is home to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, which has produced 13 Pulitzer Prize winners since 1947.