On Iowa!

Get your start as a Hawkeye at On Iowa!—a welcome and University community immersion event where all members of the Class of 2023 and new transfer students will:

Transfer Day

University staff and student volunteers will guide you through a full day of activities arranged for you and other prospective transfer students. These group events are offered on select Fridays during the fall and spring semesters.

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Explore Engineering at Iowa

We invite you to spend a Saturday in Iowa City learning about Engineering at Iowa. You'll meet faculty members, interact with current engineering students, tour the incredible engineering building, learn about the eight engineering majors, and discover what makes Iowa's engineering program a great choice for bright, talented students who are interested in becoming "engineers ... and something more."

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Junior Hawkeye Visit Day

Junior Hawkeye Visit Days are designed for students who are juniors in high school and younger who are interested in learning more about the University of Iowa. During Junior Hawkeye Visit Days, university staff and student volunteers will guide you and several hundred visitors through a full day (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) of activities.

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Admitted Student Day


Admitted high school seniors and their families who are entering the university in Summer or Fall 2019 will have the opportunity for a more in-depth look at the university, our faculty and the academic experience, current students who will be your classmates, and more detailed information about financial aid, housing and the next steps to joining the Hawkeye Family. You and several hundred other visitors will be hosted by university staff and student volunteers who will help guide you through a full day (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) of activities you will select from a list of options.

University of Iowa named a 'Best Buy' for 14th straight year

For the 14th straight year, the University of Iowa has been designated as a "Best Buy" in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The creation of a former New York Times education editor, the Fiske Guide has been a respected college search tool used by parents, college-bound students, and their guidance counselors for 30 years.

The UI is one of only 10 public universities on the list, and one of two Big Ten schools included.