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.
WHERE WILL YOUR PATH TAKE YOU?
“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
Visual and Performing Arts ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/VIS-PERF-ARTS
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
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
Health Sciences ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/HEALTH-SCI
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.
NEARLY 1 IN 3 UNDERGRADS INVOLVED IN HANDS-ON RESEARCH
The Iowa Neuroscience Institute, which is connected to the UIâ€™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
focus their energy on bringing new ideas to life, and they accomplish some pretty amazing things.
Mechanical Engineering Undeclared
Life and Natural Sciences ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/LIFE-NAT-SCI
Astronomy Biochemistry Biology
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.
1 0F 62 MEMBERS OF THE ELITE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES
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.
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.
Social Sciences and Policy ADMISSIONS.UIOWA.EDU/SOC-SCI-POL
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
YOU CAN FIND IT ALL AT IOWA.
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