Welcome to Iowa

The University of Iowa is consistently recognized as one of the top public universities in the country. Located in the heart of a classic college town, Iowa offers highly ranked academic programs, student organizations for nearly every interest, research opportunities for undergraduates, a premier career development center, and a wide variety of cultural and athletic events.


The University of Iowa offers all the opportunities and resources of a large research university, while still placing a strong emphasis on student experience. Most of our classes have 30 or fewer students, allowing you to form close-knit communities and interact with faculty members. Iowa offers more than 200 areas of study, and you can easily combine multiple majors, minors, and certificates to develop a unique academic portfolio that will help you stand out in the job market.


First-year students enroll in the Colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Business, Nursing, Public Health, or Education. Specific requirements vary for undergraduate students for these and the other UI colleges.

Student Success

We focus on student success, tailoring our curriculum around interdisciplinary skills that will serve you well in any field. That's part of the reason Iowa graduates have a 95 percent placement rate in jobs or graduate school and why recent graduates have found jobs in fields ranging from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies, nonprofit groups, schools, and health care entities around the world.

Student Life

Black-and-gold spirit powers the University of Iowa campus. You'll see it at Kinnick Stadium on game days, but also in Iowa's international reputation for the arts, and the dedication that Iowa students bring to the court, field, studio, and stage. 

As an Iowa student, you'll experience events and enjoy facilities -- like our state-of-the-art Campus Recreation and Wellness Center -- available only at a major university. At the same time, you'll meet fellow students passionate about many different interests and activities. There are truly no limits!


Apply now to the University of Iowa and take the first step toward joining the Hawkeye family!