The Diocese of Davenport Catholic schools welcomes you to our website. We invite you to explore our site, as well as visit our schools to witness the difference a Catholic school can make.
Our catholic schools are F1 certified schools and any student can transfer to higher education from us. We are accredited non-public schools in the State of Iowa.
The University of Iowa - Home of the Hawkeyes
With more than 30,000 students, the University of Iowa delivers the energy and opportunity of a leading university, but remains one of the smallest and most affordable universities among its peer institutions.
Iowa City provides great recreation, entertainment, and housing in a metropolitan area of about 100,000 people (including the nearby cities of Coralville and North Liberty).
Nationally Ranked Community
Many University of Iowa students fall in love with Iowa City and some never leave, choosing to establish their careers and families here. Iowa City also ranks high in published reports:
Campus Visit Programs
Areas of Study
Iowa offers majors, minors, and certificates in more than 200 areas of study. Some of the most popular majors include business, engineering, biology, psychology, and English.
Campus Life, Clubs, & Organizations
There are so many ways to take your education beyond course work at Iowa. Study abroad programs, lectures by visiting scholars, and nearly 500 student organizations offer almost endless opportunities.
Living-learning communties create immediate opportunities to find friends with similar interests.
Lots of groups and resources help make Iowa's campus feel like home.
The University of Iowa Honors Program provides academic, social, and extracurricular opportunities for a vibrant community of outstanding students.
International First-Year Student Admission
Admission requirements for international first-year applicants depend on whether you attend high school inside or outside of the United States.
If You Attended High School Inside the United States
Admission requirements will vary depending on your area of study; matching the requirements for first-year applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Review the list of Undergraduate Areas of Study or our First-Year Admission Requirements for more details.
High School Course Requirements, Transfer Students:
Transfer students must meet these high school course requirements, although transfer students with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a college participating in an articulation agreement with the University of Iowa are exempt from these requirements if applying to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College of Engineering.
The course work required for admission to the College of Engineering applies to students transferring with fewer than 24 semester hours (s.h.) and transfer students who graduated from high school in 1991 or later.
* Students applying to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must take one full-year course each from two of these areas: biology, chemistry, or physics. The third course can be from any area (including others not listed), such as general science, physical science, environmental science, and anatomy and physiology, etc. Integrated science courses are evaluated for this requirement based on course content.
** Students applying to the College of Engineering must have science course work that Includes one year of chemistry, one year of physics, and one year of study another area of science, such as general science, physical science, environmental science, anatomy and physiology, etc. Integrated science courses are evaluated for this requirement based on course content.
International Application Process
International students (applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents) are encouraged to apply well in advance of their anticipated enrollment date. We accept applications up to one year in advance of the session for which you intend to enroll.
International Student Admission Requirements
Our admission requirements vary depending on whether you are applying as a first-year or transfer student.
Office of Admissions
All records should bear the original stamp or seal of the institution and the signature of a school official. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a complete, literal, English translation, certified by the issuing institution. Records cannot be returned or transferred.
Please do not send letters of recommendation, photographs, portfolios, or personal essays unless the item is specifically requested by the Office of Admissions. Providing unsolicited materials will delay the processing of your application and will not factor into a University of Iowa admission decision. Extraneous items will not be returned to you and will not be retained by the Office of Admissions.
International Student Application Deadlines
Application deadlines vary depending on your area of study.
After You Apply
We will notify you of our admission decision about one month after receiving all required documents.
Accepting our Offer of Admission
Your next steps may include applying for on-campus housing and preparing to live in the United States.