Come for a globally respected business education.

Have an extraordinary college experience. Graduate with the skills employers around the world are looking for.

At the Tippie College of Business, you get the best of both worlds: everything a large Big Ten university has to offer and the small-college atmosphere that Tippie provides.

If you haven’t already, take time to explore Tippie. Between six in-demand majors, vast entrepreneurship resources, and life-changing experiences beyond the classroom, Tippie offers more than a typical university experience in one of America’s greatest college towns.

Admissions options for international students

Most international students join Tippie through standard admission. You begin as a prebusiness major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and typically apply to Tippie around the start of your second year.

A growing number of international students are becoming Tippie students in their first year through the Direct Admit Program. Students directly admitted to Tippie have access to Tippie’s resources, first-year scholarships, and experiences from day one. On-campus programs like Tippie buddies, English language discussion circles, and Tippie student organizations all support a smooth transition to your life in a new country.

While a large number of international students may not meet the criteria for direct admission, applicants with strong academic profiles are encouraged to petition.

Get started

Ready to learn more? The Office of Admissions has a wealth of information for international students, from how to apply to the University of Iowa to housing, student life, scholarships, and life in Iowa City.

Application process for international students

Start the process early, well in advance of your desired enrollment date. Check out admissions requirements and information on how to apply, including application deadlines, application fee, standardized tests, and more.

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Alumni Story
Nayong Quan used to be an introvert, but now she's a social butterfly

Pivot from wallflower to campus leader

When Nayong Quan (BBA15) moved to Iowa City from China her freshmen year, she didn’t know anyone and even dreaded going to orientation.

"After you make the transition, this is your place. You’ll never forget about this place. The connections always exist."

After a little push from her advisors, she joined every campus organization that her schedule allowed. 

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