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University of Iowa
Iowa Intensive English Program (IIEP)

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Arts and Humanities, Business, General English Programs

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification

    CEA, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Social Media

The University of Iowa's Iowa Intensive English Program (IIEP) provides international students with intensive instruction and a cultural, social and academic introduction to the U.S. It focuses its training on improving students' grammar, writing, reading, listening comprehension, pronunciation and conversation skills. The Iowa Intensive English Program at The University of Iowa is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs.


  • Study in small classes and receive individualized instruction
  • Learn with highly qualified and experienced teachers
  • Benefit from integrated University of Iowa resources, such as the Conversation Center
  • Apply for conditional admission to the University of Iowa as an undergraduate
  • Enjoy organized recreational and social activities through the IIEP and the University of Iowa
  • Explore a small, urban U.S. city

Program Facts

  • Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)
  • Member of UCIEP (University and College Intensive English Programs) and EnglishUSA (American Association of Intensive English Programs)
  • Founded in 1976
  • Public, co-educational
  • Beginning, intermediate, advanced levels
  • Residence halls and apartments on-campus, private apartments off-campus

Location and Climate

  • Small, cosmopolitan Midwestern community
  • Within driving distance to Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City
  • Four seasons; cold in the winter, warm in summer, mild in spring and fall
  • Located on The University of Iowa campus
  • Housed in the heart of downtown Iowa City

Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school graduate, some formal exposure to English language instruction
  • Completed application (download it from our website)
  • Bank statement from financial guarantor
  • US $90 application fee
  • US $250 advance tuition deposit
  • Copy of the passport page which contains your picture and name, if possible

Admission to the IIEP does not guarantee admission to the University or its courses and programs.


CEA EnglishUSA Member UCIEP Member
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Iowa Intensive English Program (IIEP)

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University of Iowa
Iowa Intensive English Program (IIEP)
1112 University Capitol Centre
Iowa City IA 52242-5500
P: (319) 335.5630
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