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The University of Iowa - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

English/Language Arts: 4 Units,
Single Foreign Language: 2 Units,
Science: 3 Units (including chemistry and physics),
Social Studies: 2 Units,
Mathematics: Algebra-2 Units, Geometry-1 Unit, Trig, Analysis, and/or Calculus-1 Unit

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Students admitted into the College of Engineering are also admissible to the engineering major of their choice. There are no additional admission requirements by major. Applicants are guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering if they have no high school unit deficiencies, an ACT composite score of 25 or higher, an ACT math score of 25 or higher (or an SAT math score of 620 or higher). International applicants must also have a composite ACT minimum of 25 (or SAT critical reading + math score minimum of 1130). Iowa residents must present an RAI score of 245 or higher and residents of other states must present an RAI score of 255 or higher (see Admission decisions for students who attend a high school that does not rank its students will be based on the GPA, ACT and/or SAT test scores, and high school courses. Home schooled applicant admission decisions will be based on GPA, ACT and/or SAT scores and courses taken.

Residency Requirements

Each person enrolling at The University of Iowa is classified as a resident or nonresident for admission, tuition, and fee purposes. The classification is made by the University registrar, according to criteria established by the State Board of Regents and on the basis of information provided by the student and all other relevant information.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

To transfer to the College of Engineering, students must have demonstrated success in math, science, and engineering courses, ideally earning all As and Bs with no grade lower than a C in these foundation subjects. Transfer students must have completed: Calculus & Chemistry/Physics with a grade of an A or B; Calculus I; equivalent Principles of Chemistry I or Introductory Physics I courses and all high school requirements. Overall grade-point average also is considered in transfer applications.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 88
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 38