• University of Northern Iowa

University Overview

UNI has been recognized as a "Best Business School" but is also known for strong programs in education, natural sciences, social sciences and the arts. The internship opportunities offered through UNI exceed the number of students who apply and the over 300 clubs and organizations on campus provide students with a chance to engage and grow. Although UNI is a medium-size university, it has a small-school atmosphere, with only an average of 23 students per class, and is in a friendly university community. When considering the low cost of tuition and living, and the high quality of education received, UNI is considered one of the top values for education in the U.S.A

  • Founded in 1876, 90+ Bachelor Programs, 50+ MA & PhD
  • Average Class Size: 26, Student to Faculty Ratio 17:1, 99% of classes are taught by Faculty not Graduate Assistants
  • Fall 2016 Total Enrollment: 11,905


Location State City
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Other Campus Location


QS Global Rank: 0

Times Higher Education Rank: 0

University Feature

  • “Best in the Midwest” 2018 (The Princeton Review)
  • “Best Business School” for 8 consecutive years (The Princeton Review)
  • Second among Midwest Regional Public Universities (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #13 in the nation based on affordability academy, academic quality and accessibility (College Atlas Encyclopedia A-List)
  • #18 in the nation for Colleges where students most want to go to in 2015 (Forbes.com)
  • “Top 100 Value in Public Colleges” (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance)
  • “50 Safest Schools” in the U.S (The Newsweek Daily Beast)
  • Cited for high performance in graduation rates (Education Trust Report)
  • This Uni stresses on a good original, creative and specific essay for a good scholarship.

University Intakes

Intake For Intake Date

Scholarship and Funding

UG SCHOLARSHIPS (Recommended to Apply by Jan 15)

International Scholar Award

-$1000 - $6000 per year All Applicants Eligible GPA, English and Activities considered

Presidential Scholarship

-$8000 per year -Top merit scholarship Min 1340 SAT (CR & M)

Out-of-State Scholarship Award

-$1000 - $3000 per year Based on ACT or SAT score

Departmental Scholarships (Deadline: Jan 15 must)

Amount Varies by department

Important Tips for Scholarship:

Deadlines for scholarships need to have a complete application for admission on file

Must Read and follow guidelines

For UNI Scholarship Application:

·         Biographical data

·         Involvement in secondary school/community

·         Academic questions

·         One required essay, five optional based on program study

 International Student Scholar Award –Rolling (Separate Application)