The 2019 admissions at the University of Iowa saw an 86% admit rate. As per the survey conducted in Fall 2019, a total number of 32,535 students were enrolled at the University of Iowa, out of which 23,482 were enrolled in various undergraduate programs. 70% of the students enrolled, ranked in the top 30% of their class. 90% of those enrolled were in the top 50% of their class.
The University of Iowa offers admissions to students under various UG, PG and doctoral courses. As per the US News and World Report (2019), the institute has 11 graduate programs that rank under the top 10 in the US, making it a popular choice for pursuing higher studies from an American college. The University of Iowa has an 86% first-year retention rate and around 95% of the graduating students find a job or pursue higher education within six months of their graduation.
The average SAT score accepted for 2018 admissions at the University of Iowa was 1240, while the average ACT score was 25.7. The application fee differs for international students, for both UG and PG courses. The admissions are offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer seasons.
|Application Portal||UG: My UI Admission Portal|
|Application Fee||UG: 80 USD|
PG: 100 USD
|Mode of Payment||Visa/MasterCard Credit Card|
|SAT Score (middle 50%)||Math + EBRW: 1130 - 1310|
|ACT Score (middle 50%)||23 – 28|
|Average GPA (2019)||3.76|
|International Application Deadlines||UG/PG: Varies|
|Student to faculty ratio||15:1|
|Work Experience||Recommended for MBA and MSBA aspirants|
|Interview||Required for admission to MBA full-time program|
The admission process at the University of Iowa begins either during the Fall, Spring or Summer season. The following table indicates the application deadline for international students:
|Undergraduate Courses||Spring: October 1|
Fall: May 1
|Postgraduate Courses||Varies with program|
The University of Iowa accepts meritorious and hard-working international applicants into its various programs given that they fulfill the given requirements:
SAT/ACT is not necessary unless the applicant wishes to be considered for scholarships provided by the University of Iowa.
International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the University of Iowa:
International students who have applied for a program at the University of Iowa must wait for their offer of admission before they request an F-1 or J-1 visa status.
Upon receiving the offer, they must log in to their MyUI account and access iHawk to upload the necessary financial documents required by the International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS) office.
Once the I-20 form is issued from the University of Iowa, the applicant can visit the nearby US Consulate for their visa appointment and apply for an F-1 visa status.
International students must request their immigration documents via eShipGlobal through express mail. For this, students need a username and password. Students can request the documents once they have ana account using their University of Iowa ID number, mailing address and other needed information.
Around 200 majors and minors are offered at the undergraduate level at the University of Iowa. The prospective students can apply through the official application portal.
Application Portal: Iowa Office of Admissions
Application Fee: 80 USD
Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application if they wish to apply for a scholarship or use them to prove their English language proficiency. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the recent 2018 admissions are as follows:
|Test Name||Average Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
Supporting Documents: Unofficial transcripts, 12-13 years of primary and secondary education proof, leaving certificate, above average grades in a secondary school program and official financial statement.
More than 100 areas of study are offered for graduate and professonal students by the University of Iowa. The university offers several combined degree, online and distance-education programs.
Applcation deadlines and admission requirements differ with the area of study opted for. International applicants must apply at their earlist to provide enough time for application evaluation and visa process.
Minimum academic requirements for admission into a University of Iowa Graduate College are:
|Requirements||MBA||MS ECE||MA Journalism and Mass Communication||MA Political Science||MS Mechanical Engineering|
|Deadline||Summer – May 1,|
Fall(priority) – March 15,
Fall(Final) – August 1
|Fall – January 1||Fall – January 10||Fall – January 7||Fall – Janurary 15,|
Spring – September 1
|Application Fee||100 USD||100 USD||100 USD||100 USD||100 USD|
|Application Portal||Owen Tippie College of Business||Iowa Office of Admissions||Iowa Office of Admissions||Iowa Office of Admissions||Iowa Office of Admissions|
|GRE/GMAT||Required||Not required if not taken test||Required||Required||Required|
|TOEFL/IELTS||Required||Required||Minimum 108/7.5 required||Required||Required|
|LOR||Required||Three required||Required||Three required||Three required|
|Additional Requirements||Unofficial transcripts, personal essays, 2 references and proof of 18 months full-time work experience.||Academic transcripts, LORs, personal statement, writing samples||Minimum GPA 3.0, Contact infor of the recommenders||SOP, Financial statement, Application for Graduate awards, writing sample||Unofficial transcripts, SOP, minimum GPA- 3.0|
Programs that require letters of recommendations will need contact information of the recommenders. They will be contacted by the University and provided to submit the recommendation electrically.
The admission committee at the University of Iowa holistically evaluates each application. The students receive a decision within a month of application submission. The university releases the I-20 visa’s information as soon as the applicant accepts the offer. The applicant must pay the SEVIS fee of 200 USD within two weeks of visa application notification.
Non-US students can avail financal asistance from the University of Iowa, however there are limited number of merit scholarships. International students are suggested to seek financial aid and scholarships from other sources as well.
The total number of applications received for 2018 admissions was 24,097 out of which 19,518 were admitted, thus An admit rate of 81% for the 2018 admissions was seen. Overall the admission rate has been higher at the University of Iowa in comparison to other universities in the US.