Maharishi International University

Fairfield, IA

Maharishi International University

Fairfield, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$16,530

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

29%

male

71%

female

6

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 50
Declined
Total Received 50
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Private

612

undergraduate students

1,760

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1971, Maharishi International University is a private non-profit university. Its 262-acre campus is located in Fairfield, IA, 60 miles south of Iowa City.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,372
Established in 1971
Coeducational Coeducational

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462-acre campus in Fairfield (population: 10,420), 60 miles from Iowa City, 85 miles from Cedar Rapids. Served by bus; major airport serves Des Moines (120 miles); smaller airport serves Cedar Rapids (80 miles); train serves Mt. Pleasant (20 miles). School operates transportation to airport and train station.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Maharishi International University
1000 North Fourth Street
Fairfield, IA
52557

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) July 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 50
Declined
Total Received 50

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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Financial Aid

49%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$11,604

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $16,000
Housing $3,400
Food $4,000
Additional fees $530
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $24,930
Average Financial Aid - $11,604
Total with Avg. Aid $13,326

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Financial Aid Office


P: 641 472-1156
F: 641 472-1133
finaid@mum.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management. yes
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture. yes
Aromatherapy. yes
Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Computer Programming/Programmer, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Holistic/Integrative Health. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other. yes yes
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other. yes
Playwriting and Screenwriting. yes
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Sanskrit and Classical Indian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Individualized Major
  3. Media/communications

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

2,372

total students

4%

in-state

96%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

26%

612
students

Female
71%
436

Male
29%
176

74%

1,760
students

Female
29%
511

Male
71%
1,249

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

63%

385
students

Female
66%
256

Male
34%
129

37%

227
students

Female
79%
180

Male
21%
47

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
29%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
48%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

27%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

38

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Ethiopia
Great Britain
India
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors

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