Ranked among the top 40 public universities in the United States, the University of Iowa provides a learning experience like no other.


The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, Iowa, which is consistently ranked as one of America’s best places to live. The state parks and rolling hills that form Iowa’s landscape are a beautiful backdrop for Iowa City’s vibrant community.


Type of SCHOOL: Public university and major research
institution; one of 34 public members of the elite Association of American Universities (AAU) and a Public Ivy

Size of Campus:
1,900+ acres

Number of Students:

Number of Faculty:
Student-faculty ratio of 16:1

Colleges, programs, and degrees:
11 colleges offering more than 200 majors, minors, and certificates

Carver College of Medicine
College of Dentistry
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Law
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy
College of Public Health
Continuing Education
Graduate College
Tippie College of Business
University College

Geographic Diversity: Students representing all 50 states and 109 countries

International Student Services:
Pre-arrival assistance, orientation, cultural adjustment activities, and immigration

International Student Budget:
Tuition and Fees: $31,602
Living Expenses (estimated): $9,500
Books and Supplies (estimated): $950

Financial Aid: Qualified applicants admitted by February 1 will be considered for scholarships ranging from $500–$10,000 per year.

Test Score Requirements:
Non–native English speakers must provide proof of English proficiency by providing one of the following minimums:
TOEFL: 80, with at least 17 on all subscores
IELTS: 6.5, with at least 6 on all band scores
ACT: English section score of 21
SAT: Reading section score of 29

Application Deadlines and Fees:
March 1 for fall (August) semester
October 1 for spring (January) semester
$80 application fee

Between the energy of Hawkeye sports and leading programs in the arts, health care, engineering, business, and physics, there’s something for everyone at Iowa. 

Living in Iowa City
The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, ranked the #1 college town in the United States by reviews.org. Offering the energy of a major city with the friendliness and safety of a close-knit community,Iowa City is a perfect place to studyand grow.

Iowa’s campus is woven throughout downtown Iowa City, with everything you need just a short walk from residence halls and classrooms alike. Easily accessible bus routes make it simple to get around campus. And as one of the most bike-friendly communities in America, Iowa City is a perfect place for cyclists.

Shopping, live music, street festivals, local theaters, galleries, excellent restaurants, parks, the beautiful Iowa River, and Big Ten athletics—it all comes together to make Iowa City an amazing place to live.

Hands-on education
Innovative leaders and researchers at Iowa are making discoveries and pushing new boundaries every day. From finding a cure for diabetes to working with NASA to explore space,students and faculty at Iowa are making a mark on the world. That means as an Iowa student, you’ll gain direct, hands-on experience in your field—and much more. You’ll work alongside renowned experts in whatever you choose to study. With a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, your professors will always be available to help you succeed.

The University of Iowa is ranked among the top 250 universities inthe world and is a member of the American Association of Universities, an elite group of 62 schools. Graduates have gone on to design new technologies, start businesses, provide excellent health care, explore the far reaches of space, and create stunning works of art. Beyond that, 95% of Iowa graduates find jobs or are admitted to graduate school within six months of earning their degree.

Being a Hawkeye
The University of Iowa has more than 500 student organizations on campus dedicated to everything from sports and hobbies to charity work. These clubs and groups are an excellent way to make connections andfind your place on campus. And Iowa has one of the largest international communities in the United States, with over 100 nationalities represented on campus.

Looking to get active? The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center(CRWC) offers 24/7 access to top-of-the-line athletic equipment, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a climbing wall, and other great resources. The CRWC has even been ranked the third-best campus recreation center in the nation.

Supporting success
Whether you’re looking for tutoring, career advice, academic or personal counseling, help finding a student organization that suits you, or one-on-one interaction with professors, you can find what you need to excel at Iowa. Our community provides numerous resources to help you feel at home on campus and reach your full potential. International students have the support of several studentorganizations and our dedicated International Student and Scholar Services office. That’s what it means to be part of the Hawkeye family.