Breadcrumb Home Info for Prospective Students Graduate Student Life A Dynamic City A Dynamic City Many University of Iowa students fall in love with Iowa City and call it home after earning their degrees. The community ranks high in many published reports. Iowa City is ranked fourth, according to Liveability.com's 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live. Fifth-Ranked College Town in America, according to the American Institute for Economic Research's College Destinations Index (2017). UNESCO City of Literature, one of two in the United States.