Crowd of people on the Ped Mall in Iowa City.

Iowa City

Iowa City is considered one of the best places to live in the country. After just one visit, you'll see why. 

Our campus seamlessly blends into downtown Iowa City, which makes it easy to get wherever you need to go. In fact, most first-year classes are located within the same three-block radius. And the center of it all is just across the street from a lively downtown with all the restaurants, entertainment, and amenities you'd find in a big city.

Iowa City is both a destination for artists from around the world and the home of Hawkeye sports. Whatever you're interested in, there's a place for you in Iowa City. And all of this activity lives in one accessible, welcoming place. All that's missing is you. 

Top 10

College Town (USA Today)

# 13

Happiest City (USA Today)

Explore Iowa City

Tour guide giving directions to campus visitors.

On-campus visits

Attend an on-campus visit or information session to get a feel for Hawkeye life and learn more about the admissions process.

Orchestra performing at Hancher Auditorium.

Arts and culture

For decades, Iowa City has been a gathering place for artists, creating a cultural hub that’s more accessible than any major city. 
People congregating on the Red Mall in downtown Iowa City.

Downtown Iowa City

See what the downtown area, which is just across the street from the heart of campus, has to offer.