The State University of Iowa is a public, 4-year school located in Iowa City, IA, just 25 miles south of Cedar Rapids. Founded in 1847, the campus is set across the Iowa River from downtown, on 1700 acres of land. The sprawling campus featuring architecture as diverse as the school’s history and academic offerings, ranging from truly historic to classical collegiate to modern and contemporary styles of buildings. UI holds the distinction of being the first university to use television in education (1932) and was a pioneer in standardized testing. Among the notable alumni are George Gallup, Journalist Tom Brokaw and actors Gene Wilder and Ashton Kutcher.