Iowa adds new STEM majors, additional online offerings

November 10th, 2017

This fall the University of Iowa introduced a number of new degree offerings, adding to our more than 200 majors, minors, and certificates.

New Majors

  • Neuroscience (BS) – This new major focuses on scientific exploration of how the brain gives rise to cognition, learning, and behavior. Students in this major will have broad exposure to
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Important Dates for First-Year Students for Fall 2018

November 7th, 2017

Today – Make sure your students are taking these steps to stay on track to joining the Hawkeye family

  • Submit an application for admission to the University of Iowa. March 1 is the deadline for students to apply for admission in order to be considered for merit-based scholarships.
  • File the FAFSA as soon as possible
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College of Education Teacher Education Program revises admission requirements

November 1st, 2017

The University of Iowa College of Education Teacher Education Program (TEP) has updated GPA recommendations to maintain consistency with other public institutions in the state of Iowa.

Students applying to the TEP will now be recommended to have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.50 or above for undergraduate admission. Previously the college had recommended transfer … Read More

Introducing Melissa Shivers, new vice president for student life

October 15th, 2017

The University of Iowa welcomed a new vice president for student life this fall.

Melissa Shivers came to the UI after 20 years of experience serving students at the University of Tennessee, University of Georgia, Clemson University, and Georgia Southern University. She started in July following the retirement of Tom Rocklin, who served the University … Read More

University of Iowa Ranked 31st Best Public University

September 10th, 2017

The University of Iowa moved up two spots to No. 31 in the latest rankings of the nation’s best public universities published by U.S. News & World Report.

The 2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released Tuesday, Sept. 12, place the UI in a tie with Miami University of Ohio.

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UI Welcomes Most Academically Accomplished Class in its History

September 7th, 2017

The University of Iowa Class of 2021 has topped previous records in achievement with a higher average GPA, at 3.69, than any previous class.

“We are excited to welcome another talented class to the University of Iowa,” says Sue Curry, interim UI executive vice president and provost. “We are eager for our new students to study … Read More

University of Iowa named a ‘Best Buy’ for 13th straight year

July 13th, 2017

For the 13th straight year, the University of Iowa has been designated as a “Best Buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The creation of a former New York Times education editor, the Fiske Guide has been a respected college search tool used by parents, college-bound students, and their guidance counselors for 30 years.

The UI is one of only 20 public universities on the … Read More

New residence hall opening fall 2017

April 10th, 2017

Students at Iowa have been eagerly watching the construction of Catlett Hall, Iowa’s newest residence hall, since it began in spring of 2015. After much anticipation, we’re proud to announce that the first set of students is scheduled to move into this beautiful riverside residence during this year’s fall term.

The new residence hall is named for Elizabeth Catlett, an … Read More

University of Iowa scholarship updates

April 3rd, 2017

The University of Iowa is announcing several changes to scholarships effective in fall 2018 and beyond.

The changes include the addition of a new Iowa resident scholarship, monetary adjustments for resident and non-resident scholarships, and updates to University of Iowa scholarship policy. Starting in fall 2018, the University of Iowa Office of Admissions will offer the following scholarships:

Iowa Flagship Award 

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Important Dates to Remember

March 27th, 2017

May 1
Final deadline for accepting admission

May 31
Final deadline to apply for residence hall housing

Students receive residence hall housing assignments and move-in instructions

Student Orientation

August 1
Application deadline for Transfer students

August 16-17
Residence hall move-in

August 16-20
On Iowa!

August 21
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