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#3 Best Public Universities in Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa

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Overview

Student Population
11,187
University of Northern Iowa overview
Location Cedar Falls, Iowa
Online uni.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of Northern Iowa overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, University of Northern Iowa is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,217 prospective students applied, and 4,212 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,661 enrolled in the school.  9,264 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,923 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,665 plus fees of $1,273. UNI is ranked 426 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes

UNI is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Challenging
University of Northern Iowa overview
SAT 980/1240
ACT 21/26
GPA 3.21
Applications Accepted
80.7% 
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Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Iowa Resident Tuition
$7,665
In State Costs for University of Northern Iowa
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,273
Room and Board $8,948
Budget for Other Expenses$2,148
Total One Year Cost$20,934
Out of State Resident Tuition
$18,207
Out of State Costs for University of Northern Iowa
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,273
Room and Board $8,948
Budget for Other Expenses$2,148
Total One Year Cost$31,476

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Northern Iowa students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Education 17%
Social Sciences 8%
Communication 6%
Biology 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154095 IPEDS survey data for University of Northern Iowa.