Des Moines is a thriving, eclectic, diverse city that’s equally proud of its rural roots and its cosmopolitan flair.
It’s where young professionals soak in scores of local music, arts, and culture. And it’s a hub for business and industry where career opportunities are constantly springing up. It’s a city that defies comparison because it’s something that is completely its own.
Come experience great food, great music, and great times.
The city is a thriving hub with vast opportunities in the financial services, insurance and state government fields. Plus, there’s a myriad of fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies, start-ups and more.
In the Drake neighborhood, you can eat everything from classic diner food to New York style pizza to eclectic coffee house bites. Venture a little further into the city and you’ll find all sorts of unique places, including international cuisine, vegan fare, up-and-coming breweries and much more.
And for dessert? Des Moines has a delicious array of cupcakeries, ice cream shops, and bakeries scattered throughout the city.
Quirky shops and boutiques reign supreme in the Historic East Village, where you’ll find vintage clothes, mystical shops and a whole lot more. Other neighborhood retail meccas include the Shops at Roosevelt and Valley Junction. The area also offers the Jordan Creek Mall and Outlets of Des Moines.
While students are welcome to bring cars to campus, there’s also other modes of transportation. A quick walk or Des Moines BCycle ride puts you in reach of everything you need. For longer trips, the DART bus system travels around the city and makes stops right on campus.