B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Northern Iowa is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
1227 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
880-1180
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Northern Iowa

Cost

Net Price
$15,133/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,703/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,689/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,788/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,945/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,254/ year

Academics

Professors
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.91 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,127Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    41%
  • Ambitous
    25%
  • Spirited
    13%
  • Hardworking
    12%
  • Reserved
    4%
  • Idiot
    3%
  • Stuck-up
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.97 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    29%
  • Community
    25%
  • Amazing
    22%
  • Growing
    14%
  • Broad
    6%
  • Joke
    3%
  • Evolving
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
48%
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
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University of Northern Iowa Reviews

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As soon as I stepped on campus, it felt like my new home. The size is perfect and it is such a beautiful place. The class size is just about right and the professors are some of the best ones around. They take the time to help you and they are incredibly easy to talk to. The sporting events are beyond amazing! If you choose UNI, I guarantee you that you'll find your second home, your significant other and a whole bunch of friends along the way! Highly recommend attending UNI!
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UNI is a middle of the road choice when it comes to choosing a college. It has the opportunities that would come with a large university while maintaining the intimacy of a small school atmosphere. Since UNI is an R2 school, the faculty that come here know that their primary responsibility is to teach. As a music major, I am thankful that I have the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with my professors. I get to learn from them and watch them perform regularly. The faculty in the school of music also get along very well, so the atmosphere is very energizing since everyone is pursuing knowledge. Many departments will collaborate and put together fantastic performances. There are also plenty of opportunities for student leadership. I have been able to put together my own chamber ensembles and have had my music read by Jazz Band One. My experience has been incredible and this is just the beginning of UNI's rise to the top!
UNI is an amazing school! The campus is fairly small, it takes about 10min to walk from one end to the other. Living on campus is great, there everything you possibly need right here. Plus, you get to meet a lot of great people the live in the same building as you. Professors are all nice and easy to get along with. Only thing that suck is walking to class in the winter, but we're in Iowa so what can you expect? I highly recommend UNI to anyone, its a very upbeat and fun school!