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your own PATH

As a Hawkeye, you create your own academic journey by choosing from over 200 areas of study to explore the world as you see fit. Hawkeyes work together across disciplines—blending engineering and visual art, theater and medicine, business and biology—because that’s how exciting ideas are born.



“I came to Iowa to have new experiences, go to places I’ve never been, and get a little uncomfortable. I didn’t even know where it was on the map when I came here. But being engaged with this literary community is something I will never forget.” – AUSTIN HUGHES English (creative writing) and Japanese major, theater arts minor, Rhodes Scholar


Art Art History Cinema Dance

FIND YOUR VOICE Anyone who dares to make something new, to share their perspective with the world, to push artistic forms into uncharted territory, has a place at the University of Iowa. Our history of leadership in the arts was built by the renowned creators who have gathered here for decades. This dedication to creativity sets the foundation for every program offered at Iowa, encouraging students to find new connections and bring bold ideas to their field of study.

Where creativity lives 43 Pulitzer Prize-winning faculty and alumni.

Iowa stands out as one of the foremost literary

Seven U.S. Poets Laureate. Blockbuster filmmakers.

destinations in the world. Faculty and alumni

Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Peabodys, elite symphony

include legends of the written word like Kurt

placements—the list of accolades earned by

Vonnegut and Flannery O’Connor but also

members of the University of Iowa arts community

contemporary award-winners like Trenton Lee

goes on and on. And with a 15:1 student-to-faculty

Stewart. This established Iowa City as America’s

ratio, all Iowa students can work directly with

first UNESCO City of Literature, one of only two in

masters of their craft. The arts are everywhere

the U.S. today. Iowa’s dedication to literature is so

at Iowa.

all-encompassing that there are famous passages etched into the sidewalks of Iowa City.

Music Theatre Arts

Writing, Communications, Literature, and Media ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/WRITE-COMM-MEDIA

Communication Studies English English and Creative Writing Journalism and Mass Communication


Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Sciences Chemistry Dentistry (pre) Doctor of Pharmacy Health and Human Physiology Human Physiology Medical Laboratory Sciences Medicine (pre) Microbiology Neuroscience Nuclear Medicine Technology Nursing Physical Therapy (pre)

BREAK NEW GROUND At Iowa, discovery is a hands-on job. We don’t just talk about trying to cure cancer or diabetes or blindness. We experiment boldly and try new treatments. We create inventive solutions. We treat patients in one of America’s most highly acclaimed academic medical centers. We do the work—the hard, everyday work—of enhancing human health. Undergraduates play a crucial role in this ongoing effort.

Physician Assistant (pre) Public Health Radiation Sciences Speech and Hearing Science Therapeutic Recreation

Changing lives The University of Iowa is home to some of the

You’ll also have access to countless learning

most accomplished, well-funded research centers

opportunities through University of Iowa Health Care,

in the country. These labs and institutes, many of

our nationally renowned, comprehensive academic

them formed by collaborative teams from multiple

medical center. Whether you’re interested in medicine,

departments and disciplines, provide a unique

biology, nursing, public health, or chemistry, there

opportunity to students that offers direct, hands-on

are countless ways to integrate direct patient contact

research experience. That means more than just a

into your time as a student. At Iowa, you can make

sparkling résumé. You'll have the chance to try new

a powerful impact on the lives of patients and learn

fields and explore your interests in the real world

valuable, practical skills at the same time.

while you’re still an undergrad.


The Iowa Neuroscience Institute, which is connected to the UI’s popular neuroscience major, comprises more than 100 faculty members from 26 different departments.

“The fact that I’m an undergraduate and I’m working with some of the most sophisticated driving simulators in the world, well, there are days that it just feels surreal. It’s a unique position that I have here, and I really enjoy it.” – ALEC LAVELLE Industrial engineering graduate, now an employee at the UI National Advanced Driving Simulator

Engineering and Computing ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/ENGR-COMP

Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering Computer Science Computer Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering

Many schools use competition to motivate their STEM students, pitting peer against peer in a

Industrial and Systems Engineering

scramble for the top of the class. That’s not how we do things here. Hawkeyes work together to

Sustainability Science

focus their energy on bringing new ideas to life, and they accomplish some pretty amazing things.

Mechanical Engineering Undeclared


Astronomy Biochemistry Biology

Unmatched resources

Chemistry Environmental Sciences

Hawkeye ingenuity is supported by access to world-

But the greatest resource available to University of

class technology and facilities that are among the

Iowa students? Their fellow Hawkeyes. Driven peers

most sophisticated on the planet. Fabrication shops.

and world-renowned Instructors are always available

Advanced computing labs. One-of-a-kind simulators

to help your latest project, assignment, or invention

and modeling technologies. At Iowa, everything you

take shape. Faculty members’ doors are always

need is at your fingertips. Undergraduates have an

open. Whether you’re interested in some extra help

essential, hands-on role in research at Iowa, which

or you hear about a research project you’d like to

means you can make active contributions to

be involved in, you’ll find faculty at Iowa are friendly,

emerging discoveries while developing specialized

approachable, and eager to work with you.

technical skills.



Math and Quantitative Sciences ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/MATH-QUANT-SCI

Actuarial Science Applied Physics Astronomy Data Science Informatics Mathematics Physics Statistics

Business, Economics, and Management ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/BIZ-ECON-MGMT

Accounting Business Analytics/Information Systems Economics Enterprise Leadership Finance Management Marketing Sport and Recreation Management

GET TO WORK Hawkeyes have a lot of big ideas, but that’s not what sets us apart. It’s the time we put in, the hours upon hours spent in a sea of crumpled drafts, and the sheer grit required to take a concept and make it real. At Iowa, students learn to how to roll up their sleeves and, through hard work and tenacity, build something new.

Training tomorrow’s leaders Here, entrepreneurial thinking is everywhere.

Every year, 3,000 students participate in

Unique resources are available to students who

immersive, hands-on internships at companies

want to explore business leadership firsthand.

around the country, sometimes even overseas.

The John and Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneurial

These students work with organizations in every

Center offers course work, expert instruction,

industry, from multinational financial firms to

and business-development resources for students

professional sports teams. They work with our

from any area of study, supporting students as

250,000+ alumni to make connections, discover

they learn to think innovatively. Incubators,

their interests, and set themselves up for great

accelerators, funding competitions, founders

careers. That’s why Hawkeyes consistently

clubs—if you’re looking to get disruptive, you’ll

graduate ready to do more than just enter the

find a community at Iowa.

workforce. They graduate ready to lead.

My family and friends have to remind me that not every college student gets to do the things I’ve done here. It’s been an incredible experience, and the University of Iowa has really given me the tools I need to succeed. – JAKE STONE BS in Sport and Recreation Management, ‘19 Video and Data Intern, Baltimore Orioles

“When I was in high school, I wanted to go someplace where literature and the humanities were highly valued, and that meant only one place for me: the University of Iowa.” – RICHARD LARIVIERE, CEO OF THE FIELD MUSEUM BA ’72, history of religion


Elementary Science Secondary

MAKE AN IMPACT When you join the Hawkeye Family, you’re welcomed into something larger than yourself: a strong, vibrant, open community whose members genuinely care about one another. Being a University of Iowa graduate fuels powerful feelings of belonging, pride, and unity. That experience, that togetherness, leaves a lasting mark, one that persistently inspires Hawkeyes to enrich the world around them through generosity and service.

Languages, Culture, and Society ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/LANG-CULT-SOC

African American Studies American Studies Ancient Civilization Art History Asian Languages/Literature Classical Languages French Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies German History International Studies Italian Linguistics Portuguese Religious Studies Russian Social Justice Spanish

Knowledge. Service. Progress.

Sport Studies

We were the first public university to admit men

This history is what guides our commitment to the

and women on an equal basis. We were the first to

humanities and social services as a pillar of our

recognize and fund an LGBT student organization.

academic philosophy. We are dedicated to serving

We founded the first dedicated college of education

our students and our community through liberal arts

in the country. We were the first public university to

education and advanced research. That means not

teach the academic discipline of religion, the first

just preserving culture, but celebrating it. Not just

to broadcast educational television, and the first to

caring about others but genuinely serving them in

offer the Master of Fine Arts degree. Iowa faculty are

the work that we do. Our commitment to this ideal is

credited with creating entire fields of inquiry ranging

visible in the countless, vital opportunities students

from speech pathology to standardized testing, even

have to volunteer their time and do their part. And

playing a pivotal role in American space exploration.

what they’ve done is extraordinary.


Anthropology Criminology, Law, and Justice Environmental Policy and Planning Ethics and Public Policy Geography Global Health Studies History International Relations Law (pre) Philosophy Political Science Public Health Psychology Social Justice Social Work Sociology

So, where will your path take you? A SCHOOL THAT PRIZES RIGOROUS ACADEMICS?

11 graduate programs ranked among the top 10 in the country THAT HAS A STUDENT-ORIENTED FOCUS?

76% of classes have fewer than 30 students STRIVES TO PROVIDE A GREAT VALUE?

15 consecutive years ranked as a “Best Buy” by the Fiske Guide to Colleges WILL HELP YOU BUILD A CAREER?

95% of grads find a job/pursue graduate school within six months of graduation


BE A HAWKEYE Visit Come see for yourself what it’s like to be a Hawkeye. Make reservations at ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/VISIT or call 319-335-1566.

Connect Introduce yourself on social media! Connect with us @IOWAADMISSIONS.

Apply Visit ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/APPLY to get started.

Questions? Email ADMISSIONS@UIOWA.EDU or call 319-335-3847.

Office of Admissions

108 Calvin Hall The University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242-1396

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA, 52242-1316, 319-335-0705 (voice), 319-335-0697 (TDD), W39902—09/19

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