Type of School
Student Body Gender
Scholarships For International Student
Business, Computer Science, Biology
City, Small/College town
Accreditation and Certification
CEA, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member, HLC, AACSB, ABET
Type of Housing
Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory
The University of Northern Iowa is a comprehensive public university with 9,500 students representing over 60 countries. UNI offers 90 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate programs as well as an intensive English program. Students can expect small classes and courses taught by professors, not graduate students. UNI is consistently recognized as one of the best public regional universities in the midwest as well as receiving recognition for high graduation rates, environmental responsibility and as a best college for your money. UNI has also been recognized as a “Best Business School” by Princeton Review.
UNI offers programs in the following colleges:
All students have easy access to extracurricular opportunities with 93% of University of Northern Iowa students graduating with experience directly related to their future career. These include:
These types of hands-on experiences result in 96% of UNI students reporting that they were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating.
The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) at the University of Northern Iowa offers intensive academic English language instruction and a cultural and social introduction to the United States. CIEP students participate in listening, speaking, reading and writing classes in order to practice English in a variety of situations and environments. Class sizes are typically limited to 16 students, so students can easily establish meaningful connections with their instructors and peers. Many students utilize CIEP coursework to improve their English and bridge into academic courses at the university.
The University of Northern Iowa’s 900-acre park-like campus features more than 65 major buildings including academic buildings, residence halls, recreation centers, extensive libraries. You will also find:
It only takes 10 to 15 minutes to walk across campus and you will feel at home as UNI has been recognized as one of the “Safest Campuses in America.” UNI is located in Cedar Falls, a small city that is welcoming and safe and has been selected as one of the “Best College Towns” in the U.S.
UNI was recently ranked a “Best Value School” by U.S. News and World Report as a result of our tuition that is below the national average for both public and private universities. The cost of living in Iowa is also well below the national average so students will save money on living and personal expenses. Scholarship support is offered to international students including merit and international student scholarships ranging from $1000 – $12000. Graduate assistantships and scholarships are also available for students applying for master’s programs with a priority deadline of Feb. 1st. There are many campus jobs for students interested in working to earn money and experience.
The University of Northern Iowa offers personalized assistance to help navigate the admission process, scholarship options and any other questions. We invite you to connect with us through the following resources: