University of Iowa
The University of Iowa (also known as UI, or simply Iowa) is a public
Public university
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 state-supported research university located in Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, State of Iowa. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a total population of about 67,862, making it the sixth-largest city in the state. Iowa City is the county seat of Johnson County and home to the University of Iowa...

, United States
United States
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. It is the oldest public university in the state. The university is organized into eleven colleges granting undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. UI is categorized as RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
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. The university is a group member of the Association of American Universities
Association of American Universities
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, the Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference
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, Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Committee on Institutional Cooperation
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is the academic consortium of the universities in the Big Ten Conference plus former conference member, the University of Chicago....

, and the Universities Research Association
Universities Research Association
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