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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
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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Hawkeyes in Hollywood

University of Iowa grads are no strangers to Hollywood. Alumni of the Writing University have put their stamp on the entertainment world, delivering critical and commercial successes to screens big and small.

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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.


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Mid-Day Mindfulness

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How Did You Do It?: Careers in Arts, Media, Entertainment

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# 33

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

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student-to-faculty ratio

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93 %

job/graduate school placement rate

See Iowa City for yourself

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