There are so many ways to get around the University of Iowa, it is ridiculous. Missing a class because “there was no way to get to it,” is just not an excuse you’ll be able to use. Iowa City and UI provide many ways to move from point A to point B without having to get into a car. The Cambus (“campus bus”) is free for students and comes by every 10 minutes during the day. The Iowa City bus is pretty cheap and runs all over the city, and the Coralville bus runs to the Coral Ridge Mall.
Getting out of town without driving is also relatively easy. There is an airport 20 minutes away with non-stop service to many cities, including Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando, and St. Louis. Additionally, there is a bus station close to the residence halls.