Explore your interests. Find your passions. Create your own path.

At Iowa, you can mix-and-match majors, minors, and certificates to earn a degree that reflects your unique interests and career goals. 

Whether you're learning how to tell stories in the nation's top writing program, treating patients at the hospital on campus, or changing the world through art, business, or science, the University of Iowa can help you achieve your academic goals. 

 

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Admission Requirements

Learn more about how to join the Hawkeye family. Explore requirements for admission, view important deadlines, and get started on the application process. 

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Honors at Iowa

Join a community of Hawkeyes driven by intellectual curiosity and motivated to achieve personal growth. Students interested in being part of a unique learning environment should explore Honors at Iowa.

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The Writing University

Iowa is one of the best places in the world to study writing and provides students of all disciplines with the tools to tell their story. 

43 Pulitzer Prize-winning faculty and alumni. Seven U.S. Poets Laureate. Blockbuster filmmakers. Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Peabodys—the list goes on and on. From workshopping a creative writing piece to drafting a cover letter that stands out on a job application, all Hawkeyes learn writing skills that give them an edge.

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Research

The University of Iowa is a large research institution, breaking new ground in the study of cancer, diabetes, blindness, space science, public health, and the environment. 

As a student, you can help discover new knowledge. Hawkeyes can get involved in undergraduate research as early as their first semester on campus. 

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Reach your goals

Hawkeyes graduate ready for the next step, whether that is starting your career or continuing your education. Our dedicated career services team will work with you to help you land internships, practice interviews, and perfect your resume. 

Students are prepared to showcase their skills and experiences first-hand, positioning themselves to stand out from the crowd.

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