Private 4 Year

Maharishi University of Management

Fairfield, Iowa

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Maharishi University of Management overview
Location Fairfield, Iowa
Online mum.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Maharishi University of Management overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Maharishi University of Management (MUM), now known as Maharishi International University, is a private university located in Fairfield, Iowa. Founded in 1973 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the university integrates a consciousness-based education approach with traditional academic programs. The campus environment is notable for its emphasis on sustainable living, including eco-friendly buildings and organic vegetarian meals. Situated in a small town setting, the university lies approximately 115 miles southeast of Des Moines. Applicant selection is considered holistic, with an emphasis on the potential student's commitment to the university's unique educational philosophy rather than solely on traditional academic metrics. Popular majors at MUM include Computer Science, Business, and Art, with the university being particularly known for its Computer Professionals Program. On-campus living is provided through residence halls, which incorporate principles of Vedic architecture designed to complement the university's focus on overall well-being.

In the most recent statistical year 70 prospective students applied, and 66 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 36 enrolled in the school.  1,744 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 929 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $16,000 plus fees of $530.












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Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jul 30, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Maharishi University of Management
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$530
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,400
Budget for Other Expenses$3,800
Total One Year Cost$28,730

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$29,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Maharishi University of Management students
Subject Percent of Class
Communication 29%
Natural Resources Conservation 25%
Business 12%
Biology 11%
Mathematics 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153861 IPEDS survey data for Maharishi University of Management.

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