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Hear from Hawkeyes

Meet some of our students and find out why Iowa was the right choice for them. 

"Iowa had the resources and faculty I wanted"

Arturo Aguirre, PhD '19

"You get to know your professors really well"

Marissa Cruz, Undergraduate

"I've had the same dynamic experience you find at small, private schools"

Laura Schwager, Undergraduate
Map of the world illustrating Iowa's global impact

Iowans saving lives of strangers around the world

For 40 years, the Iowa Marrow Donor Program has led the way helping those in need get the lifesaving transplants they require. And it wouldn’t be possible without the kindness and selflessness of Iowans, especially the young adults on campuses across the state.

Iowa music faculty members Damani Phillips and William Menefeld at grand piano

Iowa: Nation’s next hotbed for jazz

Faculty are determined to establish the University of Iowa as a national powerhouse of jazz studies, preparing students for whatever they want to do next, from life as a working jazz musician to continuing on with academic study.

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Writing across disciplines: Among elite company

Iowa’s unmatched writing-related resources prepare its graduates for success in many fields. This level of excellence positions Iowa as the best public university for writing and communication.

Events

Old Capitol building with homecoming banners

2019-2021 Grant Wood Fellows Exhibition

Art Building West
Old Capitol building panorama

Mid-Day Mindfulness

Online
Old Capitol

Teach for America Info Session/Q&A

Online
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# 33

Best Public University, U.S. News & World Report

Three students in graduation cap and gowns walk in front of Old Capitol building.

15:1

student-to-faculty ratio

Four students sitting on dock along the Iowa River.

93 %

job/graduate school placement rate

See Iowa City for yourself

Get a feel for campus on a guided, virtual tour.