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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

Iowa senior Savannah DeGroot

Giving back to her communities

When Savannah DeGroot arrived on the University of Iowa campus for her first year, she didn’t know what she planned to study. But life experiences, including being homeless from her sophomore year of high school through her freshman year of college, were pointing her in the right direction.

Iowa senior Suraj Rao

Nurturing his roots, branching out toward medicine

While studying neuroscience at the University of Iowa, Suraj Rao has been able to maintain a connection to his cultural heritage in Southeast Asia.

Iowa doctoral student Elyse Laures

A passion to keep kids out of pain

As a doctoral student in nursing at the University of Iowa, Elyse Laures is studying pain assessment in children who are sick. She hopes to decrease their lengths of stay in pediatric intensive care units and expedite their healing.


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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.