Skip to Main Content
University of Northern Iowa
blue checkmark
  • 4 Year
  • CEDAR FALLS, IA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

UNI plans to safely return to fully in-person classes for Fall 2021. Students will begin moving on campus the first week of August with classes starting August 23. For prospective students, in-person, on campus visits are being offered. See admissions.uni.edu/visit for more information. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

1227 W 27TH ST
CEDAR FALLS, IA 50614
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
From University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa, located in Iowa's charming and vibrant Cedar Valley, is a regional comprehensive Division I university that not only provides an affordable, world-class education but helps students pinpoint and develop their strengths. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university offers outstanding programs in business, technology, performing arts, health sciences – in total, more than 160 areas of study across nearly all disciplines. UNI offers engaged learning experiences designed to prepare students for an ever-evolving world. Our professors—experts of applied knowledge—craft curriculum to shape students with the perspective to navigate the world beyond UNI. The university’s 820-square-acre campus is home to 270 student clubs and organizations, 17 highly competitive Division I sports teams and a performing arts center.

Upcoming Events

University of Northern Iowa Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
980-1240
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Will You Get In?

Find Student Loans

Find Student Loans

YouTube Video

Cost

Net Price
$15,760 / 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
$4,655 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 90 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 101 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 101 responses

Majors

Teacher Education

No matter what you want to teach...we can help you get there. As Iowa's leading teacher education program, you’ll experience teaching with hands-on experience early and often. Guided by professors who’ve “been there” and in settings that range from Cedar Falls to Costa Rica. Few places prepare more teachers than the University of Northern Iowa.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    22%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,228 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
725
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
  • Friendly
    45%
  • Ambitous
    22%
  • Spirited
    13%
  • Hardworking
    10%
  • Reserved
    4%
  • Idiot
    3%
  • Stuck-up
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 107 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 134 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
  • Accepting
    28%
  • Community
    23%
  • Amazing
    20%
  • Growing
    12%
  • Broad
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Joke
    4%

Instagram Posts

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 67 responses

University of Northern Iowa Reviews

Rating 3.66 out of 5  1,373 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 5 out of 5  
Start Your Review of University of Northern Iowa
Rating 5 out of 5  
Rating 5 out of 5  

Add to List