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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 president Barbara J. Wilson

Get to know Iowa's new president

We're excited to welcome Barbara J. Wilson to the Hawkeye Family! Watch a short video and get to know Iowa's new president.

Iowa writers workshop graduates Sam Shaw, Lila Byock, Mark Lafferty, and Vinnie Wilhelm

Iowa screenwriters make a scene in Hollywood

Meet a group of four charismatic screenwriters who arrived at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2002, became lifelong friends, and then left their mark on Hollywood writing award-winning television together. 


Old Capitol building with homecoming banners

Myanmar/Burma: Human Rights under Fire

Old Capitol

Iowa City Farmer's Market

405 E. Washington St.
Old Capitol building panorama

Dive In with the Stanley: Hannah Höch

Teacher in front of classroom raising his hand.

# 34

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

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


student-to-faculty ratio

Four students sitting on dock along the Iowa River.

96 %

job/graduate school placement rate

See Iowa City for yourself

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