Thank you for considering the University of Iowa! Iowa is a top American university with a global reputation. We're grounded in tradition, but intent on innovation, powered by school spirit, yet serious about scholarship—all in an environment that's casual and comfortable, cosmopolitan and creative.
Profile of First-Year Students at Iowa, Fall 2014
Meet the Class of 2018 based on the most-popular majors, average GPAs, and ACT/SAT scores.
Four-year Graduation Plan
Work closely with Iowa advisers to get into the right courses, saving you time and money.
Iowa City—A Great College Town
We're one of the top five college towns in America, according to at least one ranking!
Iowa graduates report high rates of job placement and satisfaction with their Iowa experience.
Applying for Admission
We accept applications year-round, and begin admitting new students for the following fall semester July 21. Deadlines vary depending on when you plan to enroll.
First-Year Admission Requirements
Admission is based on a combination of your test scores, high school grades, and course work.
First-Year Application Process
The application process may vary depending on your area of study.
Areas of Study
Choose from more than 200 areas of study, or apply as an open major.
Connect on Facebook
Meet other future Iowa students on the Facebook page for Future Hawkeyes!
Housing & Student Life
All admitted first-year students are encouraged to live on campus in a UI residence hall for convenient access to classes and great opportunities to make new friends.
Residence Halls & Living-Learning Communities
More than 90 percent of students live on campus their first year.
Student Organizations & Clubs
Choose from more than 500 student groups and organizations.
University of Iowa Honors Program
Honors students enjoy unique academic and social opportunities.
Resources for Diverse Students
Resources for underrepresented students, veterans, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students.
Costs, Scholarships, & Financial Aid
All new students are encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (also known as "the FAFSA"). The results can be used to determine your eligibility for loans, grants, and some scholarships.
Estimated Costs of Attendance
Iowa's tuition is among the lowest in the Big Ten.
We offer several scholarships based on academic merit and/or financial need.
After you apply, you are that much closer to becoming a Hawkeye!
Check Your Application Status
We'll send you a HawkID and password to check the status of your application online.
Important Dates for New First-Year Students (PDF)
A checklist to help guide you from the time you apply to the time you arrive on campus.
Information for Admitted First-Year Students
You're in! Now what? Here's what.