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Ranked among the top 35 public universities in the US, the University of Iowa provides a learning experience like no other.

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 #3 best college town in the US by the American Institute for Economic Research. Offering the energy of a major city with the friendliness and safety of a local community, Iowa City is a perfect place to study and 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 and 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
Every day innovative leaders and researchers at Iowa are making discoveries and pushing new boundaries. From finding a cure for diabetes to working with NASA to explore Mars, students and faculty at Iowa are making a mark on the world. 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 15:1 student-faculty ratio, your professors will always be available to help you succeed.

The University of Iowa is ranked among the top 250 universities in the 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, 93% 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 and find your place on campus. As a first-year student, you’ll also live in a residence hall with students who share your interests in one of more than 25 Living Learning Communities. Iowa has one of the largest international communities in the US, with over 100 nationalities represented on campus.

Looking to get active?
The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) offers 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 student organizations and our dedicated International Student and Scholar Services office. That’s what it means to be part of the Hawkeye family.




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, metropolitan community.


Type of School: Public

Size of Campus:
1,880 acres

Number of Students:

Number of Faculty:

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

Geographic Diversity:
Students from all 50 states and 113 countries represented

International Student Services:
$27,366. For a more detailed breakdown, visit

International Student Budget:
Numerous programs, resources, events, and organizations dedicated to international students; check out for more.

Financial Aid:
Many scholarships available to international students and dedicated financial aid resources; visit for more info.

Test Score Requirements:
ACT/SAT required if student completed secondary school in the US. Academic records can be submitted online. TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score required for students whose first language is not English.

Application Deadlines and Fees:
March 1 for fall semester
October 1 for spring semester
Deadline may vary by area of study
$80 application fee