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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 junior dominique badajoz

Exploring her roots while finding a career

Dominique Badajoz was drawn to the University of Iowa by the prospect of learning more about her Native American heritage with the nearby Meskwaki community. She also found an academic track that is preparing her for a dream job at Apple.

University of Iowa senior Abbie Moore in air force uniform

Future Air Force officer reaches for the stars

As a member of Detachment 255, and through her work as a flight test research assistant, Iowa senior Abbie Moore has traveled to military bases across the country, experiencing unique military and professional training.

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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.