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Whether you are currently a resident of Iowa City or moving here to join our MBA program, we hope this living resource guide will be helpful in your transition. Here you will find general information about the resources needed to get settled and comfortable in your community. In most cases, we have provided web addresses for detailed information.


Iowa City – The Facts

Iowa City is a city of about 65,000 people with an eclectic mix of cultural, intellectual, and recreational activities in a friendly community atmosphere. A downtown pedestrian mall just east of the campus includes specialty shops and restaurants that offer international and gourmet cuisine, boutique fashion shops, and a lively nightlife.

Two nearby cities make up the Iowa City metro area, which has a total population of about 100,000. Coralville, adjacent to Iowa City, offers hotels, restaurants, and shopping. The 1.2 million square foot Coral Ridge Mall offers more than 120 specialty shops, five department stores, an ice-skating rink, and movie complex. North Liberty, adjacent to Coralville, offers restaurants and housing.

If you would like more information after browsing this living guide, The University of Iowa visitors’ page also offers many resources on the community and university to help you get started.  Please feel free to contact the Full-time MBA Office at 319-335-2792 should you have any other questions.  Best of luck on making the transition to life in the Iowa City area!
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