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Hear from Hawkeyes

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


"My communication skills have grown so much since coming here"


"Our objective is to have every student do research by the time they graduate"


"This feels like a collaborative environment where people are learning from each other."

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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.

Guadalupe De La Rosa

Taking the reins with confidence and compassion

At the University of Iowa, Guadalupe De La Rosa found an environment where she could push herself to be a leader, take part in the crucial cycle of mentorship, and better embrace her cultural background.

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Trusting the process, a step at a time

When twins Noelle and Blaire McDaniel’s clubfoot treatment proved a bit tricky, their parents never lost faith in their UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital team, or the revolutionary approach developed at Iowa.


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55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City

Main Library
Old Capitol building panorama

Queer Latinidad

Latino Native American Cultural Center


Old Capitol

175 Years on the Pentacrest

Old Capitol Museum


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# 35

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.

95 %

job/graduate school placement rate

See Iowa City for yourself

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