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.
With more than 30,000 students, the University of Iowa delivers the energy and opportunity of a leading university, but remains one of the smallest and most affordable universities among its peer institutions.
International Student Enrollment at Iowa
See the countries most-frequently represented among our 4,300 international students.
Campus Resources for International Students
You'll want to check out the International Student & Scholar Services office as soon as you get to campus!
Iowa City—A Great College Town
We're one of the top five college towns in America, according to at least one ranking!
Four-year Graduation Plan
Work closely with Iowa advisers to get into the right courses, saving you time and money.
Iowa graduates report high rates of job placement and satisfaction with their Iowa experience.
Applying for Admission
The university accepts applications year-round, although application deadlines vary depending on your area of study.
Admission Requirements & Application Process for International Students
We encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible.
English Language Requirements
If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide test results verifying your English proficiency.
Areas of Study
Iowa offers more than 200 majors, minors, and certificate programs for undergraduate students.
Connect on Facebook
Meet other future UI international students on the Facebook page for UI International Applicants.
Housing & Student Life
The university's residence halls offer 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, and many transfer students and upperclassmen choose University Housing, too.
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
Tuition varies depending on your area of study.
Estimated Costs of Attendance for International Students
These are the estimated costs of tuition, fees, books, health insurance, and living expenses for a full-time international student.
Scholarships for International Students
The university offers several scholarships to oustanding international first-year and transfer students.
After you apply, you are that much closer to becoming an Iowa Hawkeye!