University of Northern Iowa: Statistics

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#303 of 2,496 In the United States
#3 of 39 In Iowa State
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1130
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
83%
Undergraduates
8,289
Graduates
1,218
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
uni.edu

University of Northern Iowa Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 79% 78% 79%
Applicants 5,085 1,968 3,117
Admissions 4,011 1,534 2,477
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,474 512 962
Freshmen enrolled part time 8 5 3

6,949 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

909 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
47 or 3%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1030
or below

75% of them
had 1230
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Northern Iowa are 1030-1230 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,401 or 95%
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
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record 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 by race or ethnicity

White 7784 (82%)
Hispanic 442 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 336 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 290 (3%)
Two or more races 251 (3%)
Black or African American 251 (3%)
Asian 136 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 6 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$5,099
Students receiving aid
83%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,665$9,159
Tuition in-state $7,665$9,159
Tuition out-of-state $19,949$21,375
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 price

Dormitory capacity 3,700
Combined charge for room and board $9,160
Room charge $4,699
Meal charge $4,461

University of Northern Iowa Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Elementary Education and Teaching 284
Business Administration and Management, General 93 32
Psychology, General 109 5
Social Work 68 31
Accounting 78 8
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 78 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 75
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 73
Finance, General 65
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 55 9
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 62
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies 48 7 5
Mathematics, General 18 35
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 53
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 49
Computer Science 45
Criminology 43
History, General 36 6
Social Science Teacher Education 30 12
Family and Community Services 39
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 39
Construction Management, General 37
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 34
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 34
Public Health Education and Promotion 33
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 32
Public Relations & Image Management 32
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 25 6
English Language and Literature, General 26 4
Industrial Technology & Technician 22 6 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 29
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 27 1
Music Teacher Education 21 6
Athletic Training & Trainer 23 3
Management Information Systems, General 25
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician 24
Graphic Design 23
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 20
Investments and Securities 20
Political Science and Government, General 20
Electromechanical & Electromechanical Engineering Technology & Technician 19
Fine & Studio Arts, General 18
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 17
Statistics, Other 17
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 16
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 15
Special Education and Teaching, General 15
Applied Economics 14
Art Teacher Education 14
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 14
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 14
Music Performance, General 5 9
Biochemistry 13
Graphic Communications, General 13
Music, General 12 1
Apparel and Textiles, General 12
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 12
Interior Design 12
Organizational Leadership 12
Physics, General 12
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 12
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education 12
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 11
Acting 10
Business and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 10
Educational Psychology 10
Biological and Physical Sciences 6 3
Ecology 9
Environmental Science 9
Public Policy Analysis, General 9
Spanish Language and Literature 8 1
Anthropology, General 8
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 8
Geology & Earth Science, General 8
Library and Information Science 8
Public Administration 8
Real Estate 8
School Psychology 8
Sociology, General 8
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 7
Educational & Instructional Technology 7
Geography 5 2
Biomedical Sciences, General 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 5
Foreign Language Teacher Education 5
Chemistry, General 4
Curriculum and Instruction 4
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 4
International Marketing 4
Music, Other 4
Philosophy 4
Reading Teacher Education 4
Religion & Religious Studies 4
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 4
Women's Studies 4
Economics, General 3
Gerontology 3
Jazz & Jazz Studies 1 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Clinical Psychology 2
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician 2
Computer & Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 1
Conducting 1
Environmental & Natural Resources Management and Policy, General 1
Keyboard Instruments 1
Mass Communication & Media Studies 1
Music Technology 1
Music Theory and Composition 1
Political Science and Government, Other 1
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 1
Grand Total 2,235 444 11
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 64% 59% 67%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%
  • Part-time retention rate - 60%

Publications & Citations

Publications
4,295
Citations
108,487

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,684 / 42,751
Psychology
1,185 / 51,410
Medicine
754 / 26,051
Business
522 / 17,218
Mathematics
460 / 12,463
Sociology
389 / 8,784
Engineering
369 / 6,787
Social Psychology
356 / 17,291
Environmental Science
351 / 6,848
Computer Science
320 / 9,001
Biology
313 / 6,953
Education Majors
309 / 9,788
Math Teachers
306 / 9,199
Political Science
293 / 2,864
Economics
272 / 6,063
Art & Design
267 / 3,219
Child Psychology
265 / 14,738
Chemistry
224 / 4,022
Physics
224 / 4,036
Health Science
189 / 4,945
Demography
168 / 6,652
History
158 / 357
Clinical Psychology
147 / 9,150
Communications and Public Relations
145 / 7,956
Materials Science
145 / 2,810
Special Education
121 / 7,037
Gender Studies
107 / 978
Geography and Cartography
101 / 2,022
Early Childhood Education
99 / 5,438
Ecology
93 / 2,163
Sports / Exercise science
84 / 1,989
Marketing
80 / 5,484
Law
78 / 912
Public Health
72 / 2,533
Public Policy / Administration
68 / 1,440
Geology
68 / 1,468
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
67 / 79
Development Studies
63 / 1,743
Psychiatry
62 / 2,633
Condensed Matter Physics
62 / 1,290

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 56 368
1992 68 499
1993 66 465
1994 81 497
1995 91 730
1996 126 714
1997 87 834
1998 105 943
1999 92 1063
2000 106 1348
2001 98 1434
2002 132 1662
2003 134 1877
2004 148 2331
2005 148 2884
2006 153 3419
2007 183 4031
2008 201 5210
2009 165 5911
2010 164 6852
2011 195 7199
2012 159 7986
2013 203 9081
2014 239 9514
2015 260 9364
2016 212 8771
2017 192 8661
2018 199 8016
2019 192 8673
2020 229 9900
2021 228 10770

University of Northern Iowa alumni

  1. Chuck Grassley

    Chuck Grassley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Enrolled in the University of Northern Iowa
    In 1955 graduated with undergraduate degree
    In 1956 graduated with postgraduate degree
    Occupations
    university teacherfarmerlegislatorpolitician
    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. He is in his seventh Senate term, having first been elected in 1980.

  2. Mark Steines

    Mark Steines
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    American football playerbroadcast journalist
    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
    stage actortelevision 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 58)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    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.

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 1,544
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
Fax +1 (319) 273 3509

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