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.

Why Iowa

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

We accept applications year-round, although deadlines vary.

  • Transfer Admission Requirements
    Admission is based on a combination of your transfer grade-point average and course work.
  • Transfer Planning Resources
    Find our online course equivalency guide and other transfer-planning tools.
  • Transfer Policies
    How we'll determine your transfer GPA, our course-repeat policy, articulation agreements, etc.
  • Transfer Application Process
    Deadlines vary depending on when you plan to enroll and what you plan to study.
  • Areas of Study
    Find your intended area of study to review the related transfer admission requirements and application information.
  • Des Moines Programs
    A number of undergraduate transfer programs are available on our campuses in Des Moines, IA.

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 help determine your eligibility for loans, grants, and some scholarships.

Housing & Student Life

Next Steps

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