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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."


"Iowa City is geared towards the college experience."


"People thrive together here and work together to raise each other up."

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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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Igniting a passion for research and discovery

Undergraduate students at the University of Iowa not only have plentiful opportunities to work alongside faculty researchers, they make important contributions to science.

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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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Old Capitol

Live from Prairie Lights

Prairie Lights Books
Old Capitol building panorama

Jazz Repertory Ensemble

Voxman Music Building
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# 47

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

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student-to-faculty ratio

Four students sitting on dock along the Iowa River.

97 %

job/graduate school placement rate

See Iowa City for yourself

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