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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
UIowa playwriting workshop students directing a stage performance of an original play

At Iowa, playwrights see their words become productions

Iowa Playwrights Workshop students find a supportive environment to develop their unique voices and multiple opportunities to have their works produced.

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Celebrating Iowa’s fall 2021 graduates

This fall, nearly 1,800 University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate, and professional students will graduate. Despite the challenges of navigating their college education through a pandemic, Hawkeyes continued to excel. 

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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.


Old Capitol building panorama

First Day of Classes, Spring Semester

Old Capitol

An Officer and a Gentleman

Hancher Auditorium
Old Capitol building with homecoming banners

Iowa Director's Festival

Theatre Building
Teacher in front of classroom raising his hand.

# 33

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.

93 %

job/graduate school placement rate

See Iowa City for yourself

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