Student Profiles

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!"

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.”

Brian Segura

Health and Human Physiology, Psychology
Streamwood, IL

"Other than the campus, Iowa stood out to me because they were one of the best schools academically when it came to the medical field and major I wanted to pursue."

Cal Wagner

Cedar Rapids, IA

"Despite coming to college undecided on what to study, I knew Iowa would have a lot to offer me in and outside of the classroom." 

Cameron Bottum

Sport and Recreation Management
Roscoe, IL

"I was originally drawn to the University of Iowa for its #1 nationally ranked Sport and Recreation Management program. The campus and the community also had the feel I was looking for!"

Casey Fridner

Marketing, Management, Journalism and Mass Communication
Carol Stream, IL

"The minute I stepped onto Iowa's campus, I knew I would soon call it my home away from home." 

Catalina Irigoyen

English and Creative Writing, Anthropology
Buenos Aires, Argentina

"I chose the University of Iowa because of its creative writing program. The faculty, courses offered, and the possibility of a publishing track, as well as publishing opportunities, were what brought me to Iowa City!"

David (Sangyub) Kim

Seoul, South Korea, South Korea

"The University of Iowa is a place where I can achieve much if I am willing to do so."