University of Northern Iowa (UNI)

Cedar Falls, IA

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University of Northern Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

University of Northern Iowa Student Essentials

University of Northern Iowa Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Panthers
Nickname: UNI
Website: www.uni.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $7,635
Out-of-State Tuition: $16,721
Retention Rate: 81%
Enrollment: 16,134
Year Established: 1876

About UNI

The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, aims to provide students with an education that focuses on history, culture, and technology. It offers pre-professional programs, graduate and undergraduate degrees, and teacher preparation programs, all the while conducting ongoing research to strengthen the social, cultural, educational, and economic development of Iowa and the nation at large.

To highlight this commitment, the university offers a wide variety of outreach and partnership programs. Whether you’re seeking resources for business and economic development, looking to join science, music, or language camps, or are simply interested in lifelong learning, the University of Northern Iowa has you covered.

A number of museums are featured at the university, including the UNI Gallery of Art and University Museum. In addition, the Strayer-Wood Theatre, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center and more are available resources to enhance college life.

Academics at the university include more than 120 undergraduate degrees in diverse categories like:

  • Art, Design, and Music
  • Business
  • Communications and Media
  • Computers, Technology, and Industry
  • Health, Medical, and Social Service
  • Human Behavior and Culture
  • Language and International Studies
  • Politics and Government

On-campus housing and meal plans are available, but not required for incoming students.

Admissions are determined based on ACT scores, class rank, GPA and other factors for entering freshmen. Financial aid is available to eligible students through the FAFSA or through a number of UNI scholarships.

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UNI Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

100% of students gave University of Northern Iowa 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Rating

I love how compact the school is and how friendly most people are. Also the food is amazing. For the most part is really clean.


UNI Map & Location

University of Northern Iowa
1227 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614


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Getting Around UNI

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Cedar Falls, IA

Winter
Dec
31
14
Jan
27
9
Feb
32
15
Spring
Mar
46
26
Apr
61
37
May
72
49
Summer
Jun
81
59
Jul
85
63
Aug
82
60
Fall
Sep
75
51
Oct
62
39
Nov
46
27

UNI Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 12,935
Freshman Class 2,417
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 16,134

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 90%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 2%
African American 3%
Caucasian 90%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%
Full-Time 69%
Part-Time 31%
Women 63%
Men 37%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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University of Northern Iowa

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