Student Profiles

Alena Longnecker

Leadership Studies
Johnston, IA

"I have grown up attending Hawkeye football games since I was six years old, and I always loved the positive and lively atmosphere Iowa City had to offer." 

Alisa Gandhi

Management, Finance
Schaumburg, IL

"I felt like I could find my place at the University of Iowa. All the amazing people and opportunities here helped me make my decision to attend!"

Angelina Cotroneo

Newbury Park, CA

"An intimate learning and social environment, combined with the bustling college town of Iowa City, the University of Iowa offered the perfect atmosphere to usher me through my journey to becoming a nurse."

Anna Crosby

Business, Marketing
St. Louis, MO

"I choose the University of Iowa because it had a strong sense of community and pride, with downtown Iowa City right there, you really feel that the whole city is a Hawkeye fan."

Ariadna Orbe Vivero

Political Science
Ibarra, Ecuador

"The natural environments that surround the University of Iowa played a big part. Iowa City is a city in the middle of urban and rural. It has the best of both worlds. I love nature, and I feel comfortable around here."

Ashley Cimarolli

English and Creative Writing, Cinema
St. Louis, MO

"At the University of Iowa, I'm constantly exposed to different perspectives and new ways of learning. Every day is a new experience!"

Ashley Stepien

St. Charles, IL

"I love the college town. The University of Iowa is so much more than its campus, it's the center of Iowa City!"

Aubrey McFadden

Business, Psychology
Huntley, IL

"I came in as an Open Major, and I found that everyone was more than willing to help me figure out what I wanted to do." 

Audrey Heying

Communication Studies, Spanish, Writing
Dubuque, IA

"The University of Iowa was different than every other college I toured because I immediately felt at home here. Paired with that, I experienced a sense of unfamiliar anticipation for what the future might hold."

Ayushi Sood

Ambala, India

"Iowa is just the right kind of place as it has the most vibrant atmosphere and one of the safest cities in the state."

Bhavya Vats

Biomedical Engineering, Clinical and Translational Science
New Delhi, India

"I made my decision to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa after discovering that it's a tier 1 research institution."

Bianca Robles-Muñoz

Speech and Hearing Science
League City, TX

"On top of the wonderful grad program at Iowa, a big reason I chose to stay was that I felt like no one else could compete with all the connections I had made.”