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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Maharishi International University is a private university located in Fairfield, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 173 undergraduate students. The Maharishi International University acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Sustainability Studies, and Communications. Graduating 70% of students, Maharishi International University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $17,400.
1000 N 4th St
Fairfield, IA 52557
About Maharishi International University...
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Athletic Conference

Maharishi International University Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,690/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,040/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.3 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.7 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.7 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    55%
  • Online
    44%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
173Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
151
Undergrads Over 25
54%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
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What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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  • Creative and hardworking
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
82%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
Poll
88%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.8 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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  • Consciousness based education
    100%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$21,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
72%
National
83%

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The entire student body and all faculty meditate twice a day and this creates a uniquely warm and peaceful atmosphere on campus. It's something intangible but very real, everyone comments on it. My parents noticed it when they were here. The cafeteria is organic, mom-GMO. Everything is geared toward healthy lifestyle and making the most of our mental and physical potential. MUM is not typical, it's far superior! The dorms are all single rooms, not shared, so there's privacy. (Uncommon) Faculty aren't paid much: they're here because they believe in MUM's mission of developing the whole person, through meditation (TM) and wholesome routine. I've loved my years here and feel uniquely qualified from this school to go out and succeed in any environment, because I'm using more of my mental and physical potential!
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If you're looking for the average college lifestyle move along. If you want a quiet place to study and grow then this place is perfect. Unfortunately, the experience can be mired by the old way of thinking of the trustees and decision-makers. Even as a Student Government member it is hard to get anything changes on campus even when the president of the university is on our side. Another major issue with the school is the communication between the departments and even within the department itself. The people who come on campus to mediate in the domes are rude, pretentious, and drive recklessly. The students are mostly treated like cash cows and the faculty and staff are underpaid. The only reason they were given a raise in the past year and a half is because of a citation of the accreditation board from the previous inspection. (The inspector is coming in 2020). The majors that are offered are great despite the environment and the teachers are very knowledgeable in their fields.
Having a university that sincerely puts the development of their students in an individual sense is outstanding and exceptional. I was able to take advantage of how well facilitated this is and it paid off many times over what I paid for my attendance here. I would like to see the development of the Sustainable Living department, the school become more self-sufficient in a general sense, and a more clear adherence to academic standards in order for this school to really reach it's potential.