Visiting campus is the best way to see what it's like to be a Hawkeye.
We offer several visit options to fit your interests and schedule.
If you're not ready to join us on campus, we also have ways for you to connect online, including information sessions, video tours, and one-on-one meetings with admission counselors.
We are constantly updating our visit options, so check back for the latest opportunities. You can explore all of our current visit options for high school students below.
(If you are interested in transferring to Iowa, please see our Transfer Visit Options.)
Best College Town
Campus Visit Programs
We offer a variety of program options for high school students; explore them and register soon, as space may be limited for some events.
A Nationally Ranked Community
University of Iowa students love Iowa City, an iconic college town that provides great recreation, entertainment, and housing in a metropolitan area of about 100,000 people.
The Iowa City area is beautiful, pedestrian-friendly, and laced with miles of scenic bike trails. The Iowa River is a focal point of the campus and the community.
Find great restaurants, eclectic book stores, and abundant venues for dance, theatre, and music. For more details about where to go when you get to town, visit the Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
We're within a five-hour drive of Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, and St. Louis, and Making Travel Arrangements is a breeze.
Annual activities near campus include the Iowa City Block Party, Friday Night Concert Series, and Jazz Festival downtown. There's also multiple arts fests, several film festivals, and outdoor movie screenings throughout the summer.