The University of Iowa is Iowa’s largest comprehensive research university, with a balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It’s home to one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Innovation thrives as Iowa City continues to ranks as the nation’s top best cities for business and entrepreneurs. Nestled along the Iowa River and surrounded by rural rolling hills, Iowa City perennially ranks as one of America’s best places to live. Featuring a college-town atmosphere with big-city cultural richness, the Iowa City area has something for everyone including Big 10 sports and world-class music, literature, dance, and theater.