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Undergraduate Admissions

At Iowa, you get all the resources of a major research institution with an emphasis on personal connection and support.

That means you can work directly with faculty members at the top of their fields. You can get hands-on experience and mentorship in every setting from a medical lab to a working, world-class performing arts venue – something other schools may not let you do until graduate school. That’s why Hawkeyes graduate ready to lead.   

95 %

job/grad school placement rate

78 %

of classes have less than 30 students

How to Apply

  1. Complete high school course requirements.  
  2. Achieve the minimum required score on the Regents Admissions Index (RAI)
  3. Meet admissions requirements for your college of choice.  
  4. Explore scholarship opportunities.
  5. Complete an online application.  

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Estimated Costs of Attendance

Undergraduate Students, 2020-2021

Category Iowa Resident Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees* $9,830 $31,793
Housing and Meals** $11,590 $11,590
Books and Supplies $950 $950
Personal Expenses*** $2,546 $2,546
Transportation $684  $684
Total $25,600 $47,563

* Tuition varies for students in business, engineering, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Detailed tuition and fee information
** Based on a double room with a meal plan for the academic year (9 months).

***Personal expenses include phone charges, clothes, entertainment, laundry, and other costs. Your actual expenses will vary, and are only estimates to help in budget planning.

Cost and Aid

We want to help you get the most out of your investment in education. Use Iowa's Net Price Calculator to generate an estimated cost of attendance and start exploring financial aid options. 

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Admitted Students 

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Student Life

With 600+ student groups, there’s a place for you in the Hawkeye Family.

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