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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

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Student podcast shines spotlight on public health

The “From the Front Row” podcast allows UI College of Public Health students an opportunity to hone their communication skills, meet thought leaders in the field, and educate the public on important topics.

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Taking the reins with confidence and compassion

At the University of Iowa, Guadalupe De La Rosa found an environment where she could push herself to be a leader, take part in the crucial cycle of mentorship, and better embrace her cultural background.

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Making UI history in challenging times

Starting his studies during a pandemic, Iowa engineering student Sayre Satterwhite focused on exploring new interests. In 2022, he became the first UI student to land a prestigious scholarship established by the NOAA.

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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.