The University of Iowa (UI) enrolls 21,500 undergraduate and 9,000 graduate and professional students. Foreign students are ten percent of the student body. About 55 percent of the students are Iowa residents. Approximately 20 percent of the students live on campus.
The Iowa Writer’s Workshop for creative writing has a worldwide reputation, and the International Writing Program which convenes each fall semester have helped designated Iowa City as a UNESCO "City of Literature. Several arts facilities suffered major damage during a flood in 2008 and are currently being rebuilt. The Iowa Memorial Union is the center of student activity, incorporating student services, shops, lounges, and cafes. A variety of sports facilities are available, including a new Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, boasting 20,000 square feet of fitness space over three levels.
Main CampusIowa City, Iowa, United States20,000+ on Campus<100,000 residents in Iowa CityLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City on the banks of the Iowa River in east-central Iowa. Cedar Rapids, a commercial city, is nearby. University of Iowa's location in downtown Iowa City makes the university and the town a close-knit, lively community.
With over 500 student organizations on campus, there's something for everyone. Student organizations are responsible for the majority of the programs and events held on campus each year, and each organization offers you unique opportunities that will help you get connected to campus.