Iowa is a top American university with a global reputation.

We're grounded in tradition, but intent on innovation. We're powered by school spirit, yet serious about scholarship. As a Hawkeye, you have all of that in an environment that's casual and comfortable, cosmopolitan and creative. You are welcome here!

The University of Iowa is a Tier-1 public research university, ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide. With Iowa's small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratio, you can form close connections with our esteemed instructors.


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Apply for Admission

Iowa offers more than 200 majors, minors, and certificate programs for undergraduate students. See our admission requirements and our step-by-step application process. The University of Iowa accepts applications year-round, although application deadlines vary depending on your area of study.

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Why Iowa?

World-class academic resources, close connections with faculty, and endless opportunities all in America's best college town. What you waiting for? Come experience Iowa for yourself and discover why it's great to be a Hawkeye!

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Resources for International Students

From the International Student & Scholar Services office to student organizations with an international focus, you'll have access to lots of resources as a Hawkeye.

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International Student Ambassadors

Our International Student Ambassadors offer great insight into life at the University of Iowa and the international student experience.

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The University offers scholarships to outstanding international first-year and transfer students to help cover the estimated international costs for a full-time international student.

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Housing and Student Life

From living on campus to joining a student organization, there are plenty of ways to find your community at Iowa.

A Nationally Ranked Community

University of Iowa students love Iowa City, an iconic U.S. college town that provides great recreation, entertainment,
and housing in a metropolitan area of about 100,000 people. 

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The Iowa City area is beautiful, pedestrian-friendly, and laced with miles of scenic bike trails. The Iowa River is a focal point of the campus and the community.

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Find great restaurants, eclectic book stores, and abundant venues for dance, theatre, and music. For more details about where to go when you get to town, visit the Iowa City/Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Downtown and campus


We're within a five-hour drive of Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, and St. Louis, and Making Travel Arrangements is a breeze.

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Annual activities near campus include the Iowa City Block Party, Friday Night Concert Series, and Jazz Festival downtown. There's also multiple arts fests, several film festivals, and outdoor movie screenings throughout the summer.

Connect With Us

Get in touch with International Admission Counselors at the University of Iowa.

Becky Hanson

Becky Hanson

Associate Director - International Outreach and Recruitment

Connect with a Department, College or Academic Area of Study

Interested in a specific department, college, or area of study? Set up an academic info session or call to talk with a specific department or college representative.

Admitted Student Next Steps

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

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