University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$8,938

$21,222

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,011
Declined 1,074
Total Received 5,085
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Public

9,872

undergraduate students

2,265

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1876, the University of Northern Iowa is a public comprehensive institution. Its 908-acre campus is located in Cedar Falls, seven miles from Waterloo.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 12,137
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational

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908-acre campus in Cedar Falls (population: 41,570), seven miles from Waterloo. Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA
50614

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
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
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
520
75th
600
25th
510
75th
25
25th
19
75th
26
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Other application fee ($50 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) August 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,011
Declined 1,074
Total Received 5,085

Admissions Factors

Required

Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

67%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$5,923

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,665
Housing $4,699
Food $4,461
Additional fees $1,273
Books & supplies $800
Total $18,898
Average Financial Aid - $5,923
Total with Avg. Aid $12,975

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 772-2736
F: 319 273-6950
fin-aid@uni.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, rugby, skiing, soccer, softball, snowboarding, swimming, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, bowling, cross-country, diving, golf, racquetball, rugby, skiing, soccer, softball, snowboarding, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, capoeira, cheerleading, climbing, cycling, dance (ballroom/swing), dodgeball, fencing, football, golf, kickball, racquetball, running, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon-do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference (FCS), Western Wrestling Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Acting. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes
Applied Economics. yes
Applied Mathematics, Other. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other. yes
Conducting. yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Criminology. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Ecology. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational Psychology. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Electromechanical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes yes
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Family and Community Services. yes
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes
Geography. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Gerontology. yes
Graphic Communications, General. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
History, General. yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Industrial Technology/Technician. yes yes
Interior Design. yes
International Marketing. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Investments and Securities. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Keyboard Instruments. yes
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Library and Information Science. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music Technology. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
Music, Other. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Political Science and Government, Other. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health Education and Promotion. yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes yes
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Real Estate. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
School Psychology. yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes yes
Statistics, Other. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes yes
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. yes
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

12,137

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

9,872
students

Female
59%
5,844

Male
41%
4,028

19%

2,265
students

Female
70%
1,595

Male
30%
670

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

8,596
students

Female
59%
5,108

Male
41%
3,488

13%

1,276
students

Female
58%
736

Male
42%
540

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Summer: June 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Malaysia
Oman
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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