Be a Hawkeye

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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."

University of Iowa faculty member Melissa Febos in a library setting

Finding kindred spirits at Iowa

Bestselling writer and University of Iowa faculty member Melissa Febos has found a community of students she absolutely adores.

an undergraduate researcher using a microscope in a laboratory

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.

Two twin girls look at a camera and playing with toys

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.


Old Capitol

Living Green On Campus

Jessup Hall
Old Capitol building panorama

175 Years on the Pentacrest

Old Capitol Museum


Alt="Students walking near the Old Capitol."

Student Employment Job Fair

Iowa Memorial Union


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.

95 %

job/graduate school placement rate

See Iowa City for yourself

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