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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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Public
Co-ed
8,973
Undergraduate
Students
(58.9%) 5,284 Women
(41.1%) 3,689 Men
1,524
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 4,701 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.58
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,294
Out-of-state: $31,836
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,938
Out-of-state: $19,480
Room and Board
$9,160
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$8,179
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$23,671
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
515
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Cedar Falls Population
40,566
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Panthers
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
2.4% Black/African-American
4.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.9% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students
2.4% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
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