The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, Iowa, one of the best, "brainiest," and most-livable communities in America, depending on who's doing the ranking. Please confirm your campus visit with our Admission Visitors Center before making travel arrangements, though, so we can be sure to accommodate you!
Iowa City is about 300 miles from Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Kansas City.
Traveling by plane: Airports near campus include:
- Eastern Iowa Airport (CID)—About a 20-minute drive from campus
- Quad City International Airport (MLI)—About a 60-minute drive from campus
- Des Moines International Airport (DSM)—About a 2.5-hour drive from campus
Traveling by bus: Call the Iowa City depot at 319-337-2127 for complete ground transportation options (ask about student discounts!). Transportation providers include:
Places to Stay
There are dozens of hotels and other types of lodging in the Iowa City/Coralville area, including the Iowa House Hotel, a university-owned hotel located in the Iowa Memorial Union.
- Lodging Options (Convention & Visitors Bureau)