The College of Engineering is one of 11 Colleges that comprise The University of Iowa. With educational courses dating back over 100 years, the College today has an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students -- 2,165 of whom are undergraduates. About 45% of the engineering undergraduates are residents of Iowa. Women make up more than 26% of all undergrads in Engineering@Iowa and more than 29% of the engineering freshman class  -- much higher than the national average of 20%.

The College offers undergraduate (BSE) engineering degrees in the following disciplines.  The Fall 2015 number of undergrads by major:

  • Biomedical Engineering with 539 students (24.9% of the fall 2015 undergrad student enrollment)
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering with 240 students (11.1%)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering with 226 students (10.5%)
  • Electrical Engineering with 345 students (16.0%)
  • Industrial Engineering with 160 students (7.4%)
  • Mechanical Engineering with 476 students (22.0%)
  • Undeclared Engineering (possible for first three semesters) with 165 students (7.6%)
  • And 19 students were non-degree-seeking (0.9%)

Learn more about each program below.

Iowa City ranks among the nation's best college towns in countless surveys and studies based on our quality of life, cost of living, and earning potential for young professionals. In fact, Forbes ranks the University of Iowa as one of the top 10 best college cities to live in and Best College Towns rank the University of Iowa #9 in the top 50 best college towns in America. Because of our diverse and large student boad, Iowa City is a vibrant, cultured, accessible, and fun college town. 

Learn more about our Graduate Programs below. 

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Our Departments

Power Plant

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical and Industrial



2017 OSTC Annual Symposium

Friday, May, 5 - 8:45 am

The Optical Science and Technology Center (OSTC) annual symposium is designed to present the general public and University of Iowa students, staff, and faculty with up-to-date information about...

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5th Annual Bioinformatics Short Course

Monday, May, 22 - 8:00 am

A three-day course held during the summer semester. The morning sessions are seminars by both invited speakers as well as on campus speakers who speak about bioinformatics research and techniques...

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