Tuition & Fees

$16,530

$16,530

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

6

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 27
Declined + 15
Total Received 42
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Private (nonprofit)

324

undergraduate students

1,265

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 4497
ACT 1317

Social Networks

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,589
Established in 1971
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Fairfield, IA

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.

Maharishi University of Management
1000 North Fourth Street
Fairfield, IA 52557

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 27
Declined + 15
Total Received 42

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Ron Barnett
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 369-6480
F: 641 472-1179
admissions@mum.edu

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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
July 30

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Dan Wasielewski
Director of Financial Aid
dwasielewski@mum.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting for Professional
Art
Ayurveda Wellness
Business Administration
Computer Science
Consciousness/Human Potential
Creative Entrepreneurship
Creative/Professional Writing
Individualized Major
Information Systems for Professionals
Liberal Arts
Literature
Maharishi Ayurveda/Integrative Medicine
Maharishi Vedic Science
Management
Mathematics
Media/Communications
Physiology
Pre-Integrative Medicine
Reading the Vedic Literature
Regenerative Organic Agriculture
SAP Finance
Screenwriting
Studio Art
Sustainable Business
Sustainable Living
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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

1,589

total students

12%

in-state

88%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

20%

324
students

Female
63%
204

Male
37%
120

80%

1,265
students

Female
24%
307

Male
76%
958

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

53%

173
students

Female
58%
99

Male
42%
74

47%

151
students

Female
70%
105

Male
30%
46

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
29%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

38

semester hours

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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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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

International Student Contact

Katalin Kiss
Director of International Admissions
641 472-1110
intadmis@mum.edu

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