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.

Applying for Admission


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Iowa has over 200 areas of study.
We accept applications year-round and begin admitting new students for the following fall semester August 17. Deadlines vary depending on when you plan to enroll.

Housing & Student Life


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Homecoming concert in front of the Old Capitol
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.

Costs, Scholarships, & Financial Aid


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The Fiske Guide says Iowa is a "Best Buy"
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.

Next Steps

After you apply, you are that much closer to becoming a Hawkeye!