First Time in College

You're ready to become an Eagle – and we're excited for you to join us!

Explore these super-helpful resources for starting your journey at Kirkwood, and learn what to finish before classes begin.

Next Steps Checklist Meet the Admissions Team

Not sure what you want to study? We can help!Kirkwood students in Chemistry class

Check out your 130+ options and choose the path to your dream career. When you submit your application, select at least one program area to get information about being admitted into the program you’re interested in.

And don’t worry, you can always change your mind later!

Find Your Focus

Kirkwood Students playing Connect4What’s there to do at Kirkwood? Pretty much everything! Get the real college experience beyond the classroom. We’re talking fun with friends you’ll have for the rest of your life! 

Kirkwood Student Life hosts more than 200 events every year, and there are nearly 100 clubs and organizations on campus. You'll find your fit in no time.

Recreation & Student Activities

The Kirkwood Bookstore:Students in the Kirkwood Bookstore

Find everything you need to succeed at the Kirkwood Bookstore. Pick up books. Grab supplies. Shop Kirkwood apparel from top brands like Nike, Under Armour, and Champion.

Whatever you need, we've got you covered.


We have an Apple store right on campus! EagleTech has the latest laptops and tablets, headphones, and accessories from big names like Apple, HP, Beats, and more.

Bonus: Everything at EagleTech is tax-free!

Photo of Grace Nichols

“As a Nursing student, I really appreciate the smaller class sizes. If I need extra help, I can get it from my instructors. They care about every student and want to see us succeed.”

Grace Nichols,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


If you have any questions, contact the Admissions Office:

Phone: 319-398-7600 On campus: 2nd Floor Kirkwood Hall

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