UNI Description

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.

Quick Facts about University of Northern Iowa

Region

Midwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Panthers

Nickname

UNI

Website

www.uni.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$6,408

Out-of-State Tuition

$15,164

Retention Rate

82%

Enrollment

12,896

Year Established

1876

UNI Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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

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Detailed Ratings

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5

Detailed Ratings

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.

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UNI Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
11,086
Freshman Class
2,417
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
12,896

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
86%
Graduate
14%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
78%
Part-Time
22%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
89%
Out-of-State
11%

Gender of Students

Women
62%
Men
38%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
3%
Asian
1%
Caucasian
92%
Latino
2%
Other
2%

Students State Origin

Iowa
89%
Illinois
2%
Minnesota
1%
Other
8%

International Students

International
3%
Domestic
97%

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