University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

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Undergrad Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$8,938

$19,480

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,716
Declined 985
Total Received 4,701
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Public

8,973

undergraduate students

1,524

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 10,497
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Waterloo Regional

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Dance Marathon
  • Colleges Against Cancer/Relay for Life
  • Accounting Club
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Students Today Alumni Tomorrow

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Dance Marathon
  • Welcome Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
51%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.58

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,716
Declined 985
Total Received 4,701

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

application essay
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$3,853

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,665
Room & board $9,160
Additional fees $1,273
Books & supplies $900
Other fees $1,706
Total $20,704
Average Financial Aid - $3,853
Total with Avg. Aid $16,851
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-country running, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Acting
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Applied Economics
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminology
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Driver and Safety Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Education, Other
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Family and Community Services
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Gerontology
Graphic Communications, General
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Technology/Technician
Interior Design
International Marketing
International/Global Studies
Investments and Securities
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Technology
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Organizational Leadership
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Reading Teacher Education
Real Estate
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Statistics, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other

10,497

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

8,973
students

Female
59%
5,284

Male
41%
3,689

15%

1,524
students

Female
74%
1,131

Male
26%
393

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

8,228
students

Female
60%
4,886

Male
40%
3,342

9%

745
students

Female
54%
398

Male
46%
347

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 43%
Student 5 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian 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

727

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Minimally difficult

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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

  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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