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UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA, CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

Cedar Falls, IowaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1876Established Year
  11861Enrollment

University of Northern Iowa: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Suruchi Gupta Suruchi Gupta
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Located in the Cedar Falls, Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa was found in 1876 as Iowa State Normal School. It is one of the best places to study in Iowa. There are five colleges that come under the University of Northern Iowa.

UNI has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association.

University of Northern Iowa Campus

UNI offers various degrees in more than 160 academic programs. UNI’s business school has been consistently selected as one of the outstanding business schools.

University of Northern Iowa Rankings

  • One among the seven members to be named for Excellence in Assessment designees
  • Best Regional Universities (Midwest): #2
  • Best University in the Midwest for veterans: #14
  • MBA program listed among top part-time MBA programs

Highlights

Year of Foundation1876
LocationIowa
TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Acceptance Rate18%
Graduation Rate68%
Official Websiteuni.edu

University of Northern Iowa Programs

The university runs variousundergraduate and graduate programs. UNI offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, more than 50 graduate programs in fields such as natural sciences, business, humanities, fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, education, etc.

UNI’s teaching program has been ranked as one of the IOWA’s top programs.

UNI’s MBA has been ranked as one of the best MBA programs provided across universities.

Some of the major popular programs offered by the university are Marketing, Business, Management, Journalism, Fitness Studies, and Social Sciences.

University of Northern Iowa Campus

The University of Northern Iowa laid its foundation in the year 1876 and years later it started as a full-fledged university in 1969.

The campus is home to various traditional buildings and painting on them is unique.

More than 300 student clubs and organizations, 17 Division I collegiate sports teams and a number of fine arts options are there on campus.

University of Northern Iowa Housing

Students commit to living on campus for the first two years of their study and they, in turn, receive certain additional benefits for the same such as student success scholarship and priority room selection in year two.

Students are presented with 11 options for in-campus accommodations such as traditional-style, apartment-style, suite-style, etc.

There are four different meal plans offered to students based upon their choice of housing.

Also, some off-campus housing facilities are offered by the USA.

University of Northern Iowa Admission Process

Application Portal: Common Application form

Application Fee: UG application-50 USD

Graduate application- 75 USD

Academic Requirements:

  • Test scores:
    • GMATscore for MBA or the MAcc program ( For Graduate Students)
    • English proficiency test scores: TOEFL(79)/ IELTS (5.5) for both UG and Graduate students.
  • Students seeking admission in the UG programs are required to have a GPA score of 3.0 or above
  • Students seeking admission in the Graduate programs are required to have a GPA score of 4.0 or above
  • Supporting Documents: educational transcripts of the previously attended educational institution, copy of passport, certificate of financial support, letters of reference,

University of Northern Iowa Cost of Attendance

The given below is the cost of attendance for the international students in the year 2019-2020

ExpensesUndergraduate (USD)Graduate (USD)
Tuition & Fees19,48020,906
Books & Supplies500500
Mandatory Health Insurance2,5002,500
On-campus housing & Meals9,1609,160
Personal & Recreational expenses1,5001,500

University of Northern Iowa Financial Aid

The table given below tablutes the information regarding financial aids.

Name of the scholarshipAmount (USD)Qualifications
International Excel Award1,000-6,000GPA of 3.0 or high, Proof of English proficiency. Application for the scholarship through respective departments
International Scholars Award3,000- 5,000Based on SAT or ACT exam results. No additional application required
UNI Business Scholarship750- 1,000Based on GPA/ACT/SAT scores. No additional application required
UNI Sister States Scholarship4,000Available to international admitted students
Presidential Scholar Award4,000Based on SAT/ ACT scores

Along with the financial aid offered by the university, a student can also go for the various options offered by the USA.

University of Northern Iowa Alumni

UNI alumni enjoy certain benefits such as discounted tours, scholarships, various insurance programs, free subscriptions to magazines.

Some notable alumni: Chuck Grassley (American politician), Robert James Waller (American author); David Johnson (American footballer); Nick Nurse (American professional basketball coach).

University of Northern Iowa Placement

UNI career services office organizes various job & internship fairs for students, the internship coordinator assists students to find the right placement at a preferred location.

To be able to present them well in the interviews, the UNI assists students by teaching them an effective way of making a resume, interview skills.

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University of Northern Iowa Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population14460
FAFSA Code001890
Application Cost$40
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$19,480 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-5.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score122010801360 1%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing605540670-
Mathematics615540690-
ACTCheck Detailed Score242126 99%
English232026-
Mathematics221825-

University of Northern Iowa Acceptance Rate

80.8%

Acceptance Rate

5494

Total Applicants

14460

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

38.6%

Male

61.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program80.8%
Total Applicants14022
Total Enrolled11334
Graduate
Graduate Programs80.8%
Total Applicants3868
Total Enrolled3126

University of Northern Iowa Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Northern Iowa Enrollment14460
Undergraduate Enrollment11334
Graduate Enrollment3126
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate68.5%

Attendance Cost

$19,480

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$19,480 / Year
Post Graduate Program$19,633 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$900 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,781 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,950 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,781 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,950 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,950 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,950 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Language ProgramsCommission on English Language Program Accreditation
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Clinical Science ProgramsAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
852862722256252
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    RANKED  #405

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 3 students ratings

    8.6/10

    9.7/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    7.3/10placements
    10/10faculty
    7.3/10extracurricular
    8.3/10accommodation

    Reviews

    K
    Kali gamerdinger, US Health promotion
    University of Northern Iowa
    Current student , Batch : 2019
    9.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    COLLEGE IN A NUTSHELL

    Cost, location, education. I applied to two colleges. The application fee was probably like $80. I applied online to transfer from a community college and went on a visit to the college. I really liked it and got accepted soon after.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I finished I honours and truthfully wasn't that impressed with it after the fact. I love the classes and learned a lot, however public health isn't the greatest field for jobs unless you continue on another track like nursing or healthcare administration or OT/PT.

    9 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    04, Oct 2019 read more
    C
    Courtney scheff, UNITED STATES College of education
    University of Northern Iowa
    Current student , Batch : 2019
    8.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    UNI IS HOME

    Great education program, best in the state of Iowa. I wanted a school that was small, but not too small, and big but not too big. UNI is a perfect size, with the number of students and the size of the campus itself.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I think the curriculum for the education program is extensive, which is what makes our program successful. There are a lot of classes that UNI requires that most other schools have never even heard of.

    10 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    10 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
    27, Mar 2019 read more
    J
    Julia martin, USA Business
    University of Northern Iowa
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    7.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    THE UNIVERSE OF A BUSINESS STUDENT

    It had a home-like feel that made me feel welcomed. People were always there to answer my questions and made me feel like they wanted me. It also had classes always taught by professors, not TAs and I liked that classes were smaller.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It makes us a well-rounded individual. In the business program, we are required to take classes from every aspect of the business. I like this because I have some idea of what other majors are going through and talking about.

    10 /10
    academic
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
    3 /10
    placement
    6 /10
    extracurricular
    13, Mar 2019 read more
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    1227 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50614
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    Hospital

    Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, PC Physical Therapy (PT-UNI0.52 Km
    Cedar falls health care center1.43 Km
    MercyOne Cedar Falls Orthopedics Care2.26 Km
    MercyOne Cedar Falls Allergy Care2.26 Km
    MercyOne Cedar Falls General Surgery2.26 Km
    MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center2.27 Km
    Arrowhead Med Centet2.4 Km
    MercyOne Cedar Falls Laboratory2.4 Km
    Family Medicine2.42 Km
    Arrowhead Medical Center2.42 Km
    Prairie Parkway Pharmacy3.39 Km
    Prairie Parkway Lab3.4 Km
    United Medical Park Pharmacy7.92 Km
    United Medical Park Lab7.93 Km
    Imaging Center at United Medical Park7.93 Km
    United Medical Park Anitcoagulation Clinic7.93 Km
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    Book Store

    UNI Bookstore0.56 Km
    Limited Edition Comics0.63 Km
    The CORE Comics & Games2.25 Km
    PeekaBoo Baby3.01 Km

    Restaurant

    Great Wall Chinese Restaurant0.7 Km
    Jimmy John's0.84 Km
    Mulligan's Brick Oven Grill & Pub1.75 Km
    Peppers Grill & Sports Pub2.1 Km
    Pancheros Mexican Grill2.16 Km
    HuHot Mongolian Grill2.26 Km
    Village Inn2.29 Km
    Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que2.37 Km
    Tony's La Pizzeria2.72 Km
    Subway2.76 Km
    Barn Happy3.61 Km
    Cedar Falls Brown Bottle3.86 Km
    Little Caesars Pizza5.05 Km
    Maple Lanes Bowling Center6.97 Km
    Rudy's Tacos7.12 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Charles City Long Term Care Pharmacy1.65 Km
    Hy-Vee Pharmacy2.15 Km
    Steve C. Firman, RPh2.96 Km
    Walgreens Pharmacy3.24 Km
    Ryan M. Taylor, PharmD3.25 Km
    Jean Timmer, RPh3.25 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy3.53 Km
    Matthew W. Conklin, PharmD3.86 Km
    CVS Pharmacy3.86 Km
    James R. Petersen, RPH4.85 Km
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    Super Market

    Fareway2.25 Km
    ALDI2.32 Km
    Fareway Grocery3.08 Km
    Target Grocery3.89 Km
    Hy-Vee4.85 Km

    Airport

    Hospital Heliport2.3 Km
    A2 Global Shipping2.47 Km
    Lemons Airport2.82 Km
    Isley Field-24IA5 Km
    Witcombe Field-4IA76.2 Km
    Waterloo Regional Airport7.01 Km
    Waterloo VORTAC ALO 112.27.05 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Proactiv Kiosk2.36 Km
    Viking Plaza3.74 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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