University of Northern Iowa

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world rank  628

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University Overview

Established in 1876, University of Northern Iowa is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Cedar Falls (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Iowa. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Northern Iowa (UNI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 144 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UNI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UNI
Founded 1876
Motto Discover Where You Belong
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 1227 W 27th Street
Cedar Falls
50614-0005 Iowa
United States
Tel +1 (319) 273 2311
Fax +1 (319) 273 3509

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 002 Gilchrist Hall
Cedar Falls 50614-0018
(319) 273 2281
800 772 2037

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Northern Iowa's Library
University of Northern Iowa's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 746,500 physical volumes, 97,106 physical media, 24,233 digital/electronic medium and 191 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Northern Iowa's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
University of Northern Iowa provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,401 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1913


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Association for Leisure and Recreation (AALR), American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Iowa Board of Regents (IBR)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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