Great College Town

Iowa City ranks among the nation's best college towns in countless surveys and studies based on our quality of life, cost of living, and earning potential for young professionals.

Forbes ranks U-Iowa as one of the top 10 best college cities to live in

Best College Towns rank U-Iowa #9 in the top 50 best college towns in America

Iowa City is a vibrant, cultured, accessible, fun college town

Diverse Students

We provide a welcoming environment for a diverse student population and international students.

aerial campus shot

Diversity Student Organizations

Outstanding Engineering Research Facilities

The College of Engineering has twenty research locations in eastern Iowa, covering its six academic programs, four research centers reporting to the College, and interdisciplinary research efforts. Explore our facilities and centers where our graduate students carryout their research providing unique educational and research opportunities for graduate students. We provide research excellence connected to learning, innovation and service to society. Check out our site dedicated to our research opportunities.

Housing/Low Cost of Living

Iowa City's cost of living compares favorably with other cities that have Big Ten universities

Estimated Costs for domestic and international graduate students

Facts about our Programs

Nationally Ranked Programs

About University of Iowa

Resources and Community Life

Graduate Student Campus Life and Resources

Think Iowa City

Iowa City Downtown District

City of Iowa City - a UNESCO City of Literature