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University of Northern Iowa is a public institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,408, its setting is city, and the campus size is 910 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Northern Iowa's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 22. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,635 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,721 (2012-13).
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The University of Northern Iowa is founded on a strong liberal arts curriculum and dedicated to providing a world-class university education for students in a personalized learning environment. UNI is committed to being an intellectually and culturally diverse community and offers affordable access to high quality undergraduate and selected graduate programs. With a student/faculty ratio of 16:1; academic programs, cooperative education, internships and international opportunities engage students in challenging learning experiences that encourage growth and enable timely academic progress. University facilities include a world-class wellness recreation center and a performing arts center that enhance the quality of student life.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Northern Iowa, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at University of Northern Iowa is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 55.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||55.9%|
|Application deadline||August 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Northern Iowa is 16:1, and the school has 41.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Northern Iowa include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.8 percent.
University of Northern Iowa has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,408, with a gender distribution of 43.6 percent male students and 56.4 percent female students. At this school, 39.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 61.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Northern Iowa is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of Northern Iowa offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Northern Iowa also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Northern Iowa, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Northern Iowa.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Northern Iowa, 63.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,590.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,635 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,721 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,597 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data