University of Northern Iowa (UNI)

1227 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, IA

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University of Northern Iowa is a public institution located in Cedar Falls, IA and provides a large number of program options for students. Around 13,000 students enroll at UNI per year.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs UNI offers:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • History

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Most students admitted to University of Northern Iowa score in-between 21 to 26 on the ACT. UNI accepts about 80 percent of applicants yearly. Of those students admitted, about 54 percent of students attended the school. More information on admissions can be found at

The cost of tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay around $8,100, while out-of-state residents pay $18,000 per year. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is approximately $4,000. Students attending University of Northern Iowa may qualify for aid which is usually grants and loans.

The University of Northern Iowa Panthers participate in several athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Contact information, academics information, areas of study, and much more can be viewed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates University of Northern Iowa accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Northern Iowa is around 12,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 16% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $6,600-$8,000
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$20,200
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $280-$330 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $700-$840 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid82%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$4,905
Receiving Student Loans59%$5,696

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, University of Northern Iowa may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of UNI is close to 66%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years37%
Graduating in 5 Years26%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1942)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
    • * Accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (since 1988)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Northern Iowa is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Missouri Valley Conference)
  • Track and Field (Missouri Valley Conference)
  • Football (Missouri Valley Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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