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#1115 of 14,131 In the World
#321 of 2,597 In North America
#289 of 2,496 In the United States
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Acceptance rate
86%
Average SAT
1085
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
82%
Undergraduates
7,967
Graduates
1,250
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
uni.edu

University of Northern Iowa Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

University of Northern Iowa has an acceptance rate of 86% and is in the middle in terms of the difficulty of admission among universities in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 86% 83% 88%
Applicants 4,772 1,809 2,963
Admissions 4,094 1,500 2,594
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,543 549 994
Freshmen enrolled part time 10 4 6

4,212 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

767 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
41 or 3%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 980
or below

75% of them
had 1190
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Northern Iowa are 980-1190 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,017 or 66%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Northern Iowa are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 7702 (84%)
Hispanic 449 (5%)
Black or African American 245 (3%)
Two or more races 237 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 224 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 223 (2%)
Asian 121 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$6,227
Students receiving aid
82%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,780$9,296
Tuition in-state $7,780$9,296
Tuition out-of-state $18,480$19,928
Fee in-district $1,273$1,273
Fee in-state $1,273$1,273
Fee out-of-state $1,273$1,273

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 3,412
Combined charge for room and board $9,160
Room charge $4,699
Meal charge $4,461

University of Northern Iowa majors

University of Northern Iowa has granted 2,227 bachelor's degrees across 92 programs, 440 master's across 42 programs, and 8 doctorate degrees across 3 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at University of Northern Iowa.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Elementary Education and Teaching 287 16
Business Administration and Management, General 71 55
Social Work 83 35
Psychology, General 112 1
Accounting 78 19
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 78 4
Finance, General 73
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 67
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 62
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 56 2
Family and Community Services 56
Mathematics, General 18 38
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 48 7 1
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 53
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 32 13
Computer Science 44
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 43
Criminology 42
Digital Marketing 41
Public Relations & Image Management 37 3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 32 4
History, General 32 2
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 34
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 24 8
English Language and Literature, General 27 4
Industrial Technology & Technician 21 6 3
Art Teacher Education 16 13
Construction Management, General 28
Public Health Education and Promotion 28
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 27
Graphic Design 27
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 27
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 25 1
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 26
Music Teacher Education 25
Political Science and Government, General 25
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 25
Interior Design 22
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 22
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician 20
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 19
Fine & Studio Arts, General 19
Management Information Systems, General 19
Electromechanical & Electromechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 18
Financial Planning and Services 18
Biological and Physical Sciences 7 10
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 17
Investments and Securities 17
Athletic Training & Trainer 11 4
Library and Information Science 15
Real Estate 14
Social Science Teacher Education 14
Business Analytics 13
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 13
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 12
Sociology, General 12
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 12
Applied Economics 11
Geography 5 6
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 11
School Psychology 11
Statistics, Other 11
Apparel and Textiles, General 10
Educational Psychology 10
Music, General 9 1
Public Administration 10
Environmental Science 9
Geology & Earth Science, General 9
Music Performance, General 6 3
Organizational Leadership 9
Acting 8
Anthropology, General 8
Gerontology 8
Ecology 7
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 7
Graphic Communications, General 7
Biochemistry 6
International Marketing 6
Biomedical Sciences, General 5
Clinical Psychology 5
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 5
Chemistry, General 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Economics, General 4
Educational & Instructional Technology 4
Music Technology 4
Physics, General 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Special Education and Teaching, General 4
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 4
Women's Studies 4
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 3
International & Globalization Studies 3
Music, Other 3
Philosophy 3
Political Science and Government, Other 3
Reading Teacher Education 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Business and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 2
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 2
Computer & Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 2
Foreign Language Teacher Education 2
Physics Teacher Education 2
Conducting 1
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 1
Education, Other 1
Jazz & Jazz Studies 1
Music Theory and Composition 1
Public Policy Analysis, General 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Russian Language and Literature 1
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 1
Grand Total 2,227 440 8

University of Northern Iowa has a graduation rate of 69%, which is among the 25% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 69% 65% 71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

Publications & Citations

University of Northern Iowa has published 6,901 scientific papers with 109,892 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Psychology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, Biology, and Medicine.

Publications
6,901
Citations
109,892

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,930 / 76,046
Political Science
3,093 / 49,059
Sociology
2,894 / 47,479
Law
2,875 / 47,421
Psychology
2,800 / 59,713
Environmental Science
2,620 / 43,075
Computer Science
2,489 / 49,334
Philosophy
2,365 / 37,913
Biology
2,345 / 45,994
Medicine
2,298 / 49,769
Mathematics
2,129 / 42,875
Engineering
2,001 / 31,380
Physics
1,896 / 30,417
Business
1,713 / 36,585
Geography and Cartography
1,632 / 27,198
History
1,572 / 18,855
Economics
1,525 / 24,868
Chemistry
1,269 / 19,465
Quantum and Particle physics
1,236 / 21,120
Geology
1,204 / 21,930
Social Psychology
1,182 / 26,859
Archaeology
1,162 / 16,967
Education Majors
1,109 / 18,343
Linguistics
1,068 / 16,795
Math Teachers
1,065 / 16,131
Statistics
1,046 / 26,506
Ecology
1,044 / 18,490
Art & Design
1,019 / 10,047
Development Studies
888 / 11,668
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
857 / 15,306
Paleontology
848 / 16,188
Child Psychology
806 / 21,585
Psychiatry
738 / 20,996
Management
701 / 14,327
Genetics
629 / 12,619
Biochemistry
599 / 9,536
Neuroscience
578 / 13,135
Materials Science
573 / 8,074
Anthropology
566 / 11,516
Pathology
552 / 14,818

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 67 325
1991 70 314
1992 92 399
1993 102 405
1994 116 426
1995 135 495
1996 164 564
1997 123 609
1998 155 724
1999 123 792
2000 130 970
2001 125 1012
2002 146 1184
2003 171 1317
2004 176 1547
2005 170 1907
2006 173 2174
2007 201 2569
2008 216 3356
2009 166 3764
2010 179 4236
2011 209 4484
2012 173 4957
2013 209 5634
2014 354 5859
2015 281 5835
2016 236 5661
2017 213 5662
2018 229 5702
2019 221 6089
2020 277 7285
2021 281 9039
2022 183 7512
Academic rankings

University of Northern Iowa alumni

  1. Chuck Grassley

    Chuck Grassley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 90)
    Enrolled in the University of Northern Iowa
    In 1955 graduated with undergraduate degree
    In 1956 graduated with postgraduate degree
    Occupations
    farmeruniversity teacherpoliticianlegislator
    Biography

    Charles Ernest Grassley is an American politician serving as the president pro tempore emeritus of the United States Senate, and the senior United States senator from Iowa, having held the seat since 1981. In 2022, he was reelected to his eighth Senate term, having first been elected in 1980. He is the longest serving Republican in U.S. Senate history, having overtaken Orrin Hatch’s record in January 2023. He is also the sixth-longest-serving U.S. senator in history.

  2. Mark Steines

    Mark Steines
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    broadcast journalistAmerican football player
    Biography

    Mark Anthony Steines is an American broadcast journalist and actor who was host of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program Entertainment Tonight from 2004 to 2012, joining the program on August 24, 1995. He left the show on July 27, 2012. From 2012 to 2018, he co-hosted Hallmark Channel's Home and Family.

  3. Phyllis Somerville

    Phyllis Somerville
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-2020 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    television actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Phyllis Jeanne Somerville was an American stage, film, and television actress. She is best known for her roles in Little Children (2006), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Surviving Family (2012), The Big C (2010–2013), and Outsiders (2016–2017).

  4. Greg McDermott

    Greg McDermott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Greg McDermott is an American basketball coach who has been the head coach of the Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team since 2010. Previously, McDermott served as the head coach at Wayne State College, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, and Iowa State. He is the father of NBA player Doug McDermott.

All 67 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names UNI
Northern Iowa
Panthers
Founded 1876
Motto Discover Where You Belong
Colors purple, gold
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 1,516
Carnegie classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and contacts

Address 1227 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50614-0005
United States
City population 41,000
Phone 3192732311

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