First-Year Students

WELCOME TO ENGINEERING at IOWA!  The college Viewbook is a great place to start learning about us. Spend time looking through the website. Check us out on social media. Facebook: @UIowaEngineeringTwitter: @UIowaEngr, and Instagram: @uiowa_engineering.

On the University Admissions website, you'll find the application for admission, how to schedule a visit to campus, info on costs & scholarships, and much more. Find Admission Requirements here.

Be an ENGINEER ... and SOMETHING MOREEngineering students are smart, hard-working people who work in teams to solve problems. At Iowa, they're also incredibly interesting people who are Big Ten athletes, Hawkeye Marching Band members, leaders of student organizations, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, researchers, hospital volunteers, student senators, dance marathoners, intramural competitors, international travelers, fraternity and sorority members, and more.

Direct Admission. Students meeting the engineering admission requirements are admitted directly into the College of Engineering. Students can choose the engineering major they're interested in and can switch majors easily if interests change. There is no "weed-out" philosophy in Engineering@Iowa ... we focus on providing our academically stellar students with resources and support to meet the academic challenges of engineering.

Community. The engineering community at the University of Iowa is incredible, close-knit, collaborative. 

Resources designed to enhance success include all of the following:

  • Enrollment in professor-taught engineering classes from the first-semester on, including a required Engineering Success course. 
  • Free tutoring provided within the College of Engineering for calculus, chemistry, physics, and core engineering classes.
  • Opportunity to live on-campus in the People in Engineering (PIE) living/learning community.
  • Access to and advising by engineering faculty and staff members.
  • Workshops and seminars designed to enhance understanding of the field of engineering, professional opportunities, and strategies for success.
  • Engineering Career Services which include engineering career fairs, resume-writing, interviewing skills, and connecting students with employers who are seeking top engineering talent.
  • 24/7 access to the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts & Sciences (SC), the 330,000 square-foot engineering building in the center of Iowa's campus, that becomes our students' "home away from home." In the SC, you'll find classrooms, faculty offices, study space, computer labs, research & teaching labs, student org events, an advising center, the Lichtenberger Engineering Library, the Hanson Center for Technical Communications, a rooftop terrace, napping pods, and more. 

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