The University of Iowa is home to some of the most accomplished, well-funded research centers in the country, institutes making incredible strides in everything from audiology to neurological disorders. These labs and institutes, many of them formed by collaborative teams from multiple departments and disciplines, provide a unique opportunity to students that offers direct, hands-on research experience. That means more than just a sparkling resume. It means getting the chance to try new fields and explore your interests in the real world while you’re still an undergrad.
40+ Pulitzer Prize-winning faculty and alumni. Seven U.S. Poets Laureate. Blockbuster filmmakers. Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Peabodys, elite symphony placements—the list of accolades earned by members of the University of Iowa arts community goes on and on. And with a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students can work directly with masters of their craft. That goes for all Iowa students, not just those at the highest level of practice. Our renowned artistic faculty are here to help you explore your creative side—no matter your major.
In particular, Iowa stands out as one of the foremost literary destinations in the world. Faculty and alumni like Kurt Vonnegut, Flannery O’Connor, and John Irving all found inspiration while working with the legendary Iowa Writers’ Workshop. This established Iowa City as America’s first UNESCO City of Literature, one of only 28 in the world today.
So, where will your journey take you? You can do it all at the University of Iowa.
Becky Hanson is the Associate Director for International Outreach and Recruitment at the University of Iowa. She has been working in the Admissions Office for the past 30 years after earning her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa. She is an IEM liaison for NAFSA Region IV, a leadership member within the B1G Academic Alliance for international students, and a past president of the Study Iowa state consortia. Becky has met students in hundreds of cities in over 40 countries, including Montreal and Vancouver in Canada.