Tuition & Fees

$8,938

$19,480

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,441
Declined + 1,053
Total Received 5,494
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Public

10,005

undergraduate students

1,902

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting
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Codes

SAT 6307
ACT 1322

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,907
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

Cedar Falls, IA

908-acre campus in Cedar Falls (population: 41,390), seven miles from Waterloo. Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 3% of male students
 
5 sororities 7% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
10%
24-29
29%
18-23
47%
12-17
14%
30-36
3%
24-29
39%
18-23
42%
12-17
16%
30-36
6%
24-29
36%
18-23
53%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
($50 for international applicants)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,441
Declined + 1,053
Total Received 5,494

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Kara M. Hadley-Shakya
Director of Admissions
P: 800 772-2037
F: 319 273-2885
admissions@uni.edu

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,499

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,665
Room & board $8,948
Additional fees $1,273
Books & supplies $900
Total $18,786
Average Financial Aid - $8,499
Total with Avg. Aid $10,287
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Tim Bakula
Interim Director of Financial Aid
Tim.Bakula@uni.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

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 Directors

David Harris (men's)
Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Christina Roybal (women's)
Senior Associate Athletics Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference (Football Championship Subdivision, FCS), Western Wrestling Conference
Mascot
Panthers
School colors
purple and old gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Art Education
Art Studio
Art/Art History
Art/Teaching
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology Teaching
Biology/Biomedical Science
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Teaching
Chemistry
Chemistry/Teaching
Communication
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Communication/Theatre/Teaching
Communications/Digital Media
Communications/Public Relations
Composition
Composition/Theory
Comprehensive Secondary Science Teaching
Computer Science
Conducting
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science/Teaching
Earth Sciences
Economics
Ecosystem Management
Education
Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology Teaching
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
English
English/Teaching
Environmental Science
Family Services
Finance
General Psychology
General Studies
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Gerontology
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Graphic Technology
Health Education
Health Promotion
History
History/Teaching
Human Resources
Humanities
Individual Studies
Industrial Mathematics
Instructional Technology
Interactive Digital Studies
Interior Design
Jazz Pedagogy
Leisure Services
Leisure/Youth/Human Services
Liberal Studies
Literacy Education
Management
Management Information Systems
Managing Business/Organizations
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Math/Statistics/Actuarial Science
Math/Teaching
Mathematics
Mathematics for Middle Grades (4-8)
Mental Health/Counseling
Middle Level Education Dual/Teaching
Middle Level Science Teaching
Movement/Exercise Science
Music
Music Education
Music History
Networking/System Administration
Performance
Philanthropy/Nonprofit Development
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Education/Teaching
Physics/Teaching
Piano Performance/Pedagogy
Political Communication
Political Science
Postsecondary Education Student Affairs
Principalship
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Policy
Real Estate
School Counseling
School Library/Media Studies
School Psychology
Science Education
Social Science
Social Science Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Teaching
Spanish/Teaching
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Study of Religion
Supply Chain Management
TESOL
TESOL/Modern Language/Teaching
TESOL/Modern Languages
TESOL/Teaching
Tactical Emergency Services/Vulnerable Populations
Teacher Leadership for International Education
Teaching English in Secondary Schools
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Technology
Technology Management
Technology/Engineering Education/Teaching
Textiles/Apparel
Theatre
Women's/Gender Studies
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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

11,907

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

10,005
students

Female
57%
5,743

Male
43%
4,262

16%

1,902
students

Female
73%
1,396

Male
27%
506

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

9,100
students

Female
59%
5,304

Male
41%
3,796

10%

905
students

Female
49%
439

Male
51%
466

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

75%

Transfer applicants accepted

72%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Summer: June 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 65
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Hong Kong
India
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kristi Marchesani
Associate Director of International Admissions
319 273-2281
kristi.marchesani@uni.edu

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