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The University of Iowa - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

The College of Liberal Arts and College of Engineering High School Unit Requirements:
4 years of English/language arts;

2 years of a single foreign language;

3 years of natural science (including 1 year from each of two of these: biological sciences, chemistry, physics) College of Engineering applicants must include 1 year each of chemistry and physics;

3 years of social studies (American history, anthropology, economics, geography, government, world history, psychology, and sociology) College of Engineering applicants must complete 2 years;

3 years of mathematics (2 years of algebra, 1 year of geometry are required) College of Engineering applicants must have a fourth year (trigonometry, calculus, analysis).

http://www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/requirements/fy-clas.html
http://www.uiowa.edu/admissions/undergrad/requirements/fy-eng.html

Recommendations

In addition to meeting the high school unit requirements, the College of Liberal Arts requires that Iowa residents must present a Regent Admission Index* score of 245 or above. Non-residents must present a Regent Admission Index* score of 255 or above.

The College of Engineering requires demonstrated success (As or Bs) in math and science. Iowa residents must present a Regent Admission Index score* of 245 or above. Non-residents must present a Regent Admission Index score* of 255 or above. Both must present 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).

A rank in the top 30 percent of student's high school class is also required. If a school does not rank, admission decision is based on GPA, ACT and/or SAT test scores, and high school courses.

Home schooled applicant admission decision is based on GPA, ACT and/or SAT scores, and courses taken.

Students who do not meet the published admission standards may apply through the The Individual Review Process.

*Regent Admission Index Formula score =
2 x ACT Composite Score (or the SAT Equivalent)
+
1 x High School Percentile Rank
+
20 x High School GPA
+
5 x Number of Core Courses Completed by High School Graduation