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Admissions

At Iowa, opportunity is everywhere.

You'll find hundreds of majors, minors, and certificates to choose from. Flexible academic paths. Leaders in both the arts and sciences. Big Ten athletics. The most comprehensive medical center in the state. And all of this is in one of America's best college towns. In short, everything you need to start your path toward a great future. 

Countless great artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers, medical practitioners, and more started their stories at Iowa. Where will your story take you? 

Top 5 %

of universities in the world (U.S. News & World Report)

95 %

job or grad school placement rate

Student stories

Abigail Carney, Iowa Writers' Workshop Graduate

A TV series takes shape

Abigail Carney came to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop to write a novel. She's done that, and is also developing a television series with an acclaimed Iowa alumnus.

Jimmy Smith, Iowa 2020 graduate

Defining the doctor he wants to become

Jimmy Smith knew he wanted to be a doctor. Through his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa, he learned both inside and outside the classroom how he wants to practice medicine.

Matt Tolton, Iowa 2020 graduate

Keeping it in the family

Tippie College of Business graduate Matt Tolton is taking over his father’s Atlantic-based business while starting his own cybersecurity firm.


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Undergraduate

Nearly 5,000 new undergraduate students join the Hawkeye Family every year. Find out why you should be one of them. 

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Graduate

12 of Iowa’s graduate programs are ranked among the top 10 in the country. Start your path towards expert faculty mentorship and support for your research.

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International

Iowa’s student population comes from more than 100 countries. We're ready to help you study in the U.S.

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Distance and online

If you're a nontraditional student or busy professional, Iowa's online or hybrid programs and courses are a perfect fit.

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Cost and aid

Find out more about estimated costs, billing information, and other financial resources to help you get the highest return on your educational investment.