The University of Northern Iowa, founded in 1876, is a public, comprehensive institution. Students at UNI experience a remarkable amount of change, not only in their personal growth, but also in the new facilities, methods and technologies provided on campus. All of these changes focus on improved educational opportunities and services to students. What remains unchanged is UNI''s commitment to its students. Over 90% of classes have fewer than 50 students and the low student-to-faculty ratio coupled with the fact that the overwhelming majority of classes are taught by full-time professors make the education at UNI both challenging and personal. UNI believes in its motto, Great teaching makes the difference. Its 788-acre campus is located in Cedar Falls, seven miles from Waterloo.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
7,739
Undergraduates
2,995
Men - 38.7%
4,845
Women - 62.6%
1,210
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
95% of 4,594 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.62 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
582 average
490-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
596 average
530-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,536
Out-of-state: $34,080
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,728
Out-of-state: $21,272
Room and Board
$9,534
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$9,707
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,235
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
415
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
14%
10-19
22%
20-29
28%
30-39
21%
40-49
8%
50-99
6%
Over 100
1%
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Cedar Falls Population
40,566
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panthers
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
1.6%
Black/African-American
2.9%
Hispanic/Latino
5.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
85.3%
Unknown
1.7%
International Students
0.9% from 33 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
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