University of Iowa now available on the Common Application

Starting this fall, the University of Iowa will be an option for students applying for college through the Common Application.

The University of Iowa will now provide four options for students to apply: the Common Application, the Coalition Application, the Iowa Public Universities Application Portal, Read More ›

University of Iowa Honors Program introduces new application process

Starting this fall with students admitted for 2019, the University of Iowa Honors Program will require an application for first-year students interested in joining Honors at Iowa. The application will include a transcript, an essay, and an activities list.

Previously, students with a 3.8 GPA Read More ›

Iowa adds new STEM majors, additional online offerings

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
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Introducing Melissa Shivers, new vice president for student life

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 Read More ›

UI Welcomes Most Academically Accomplished Class in its History

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 Read More ›

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

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 Read More ›