About 93% of our incoming engineering students start their life at Iowa in a residence hall. We HIGHLY encourage engineering students to live in the People in Engineering or Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Living Learning Communities (LLC). Many successful students credit living in an engineering LLC with being the best decision they made as a first-year student (or the best decision their parents made for them!). The students in LLCs make wonderful friends, easily find study partners, and have lots of fun, too. Students are often relieved to find that there's a low "engi-nerd" factor at Iowa and that living in an LLC doesn't restrict their friendships to only engineering students. See the housing page for more info on living/learning communities.