University of Northern Iowa Rankings

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In the World#472 of 14178
In North America#184 of 2629
In the United States#160 of 2528
In Iowa#3 of 39
In Cedar Falls#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
79%
Average SAT
1111
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
83%
Undergraduates
8,953
Graduates
1,524
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
uni.edu

University of Northern Iowa Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate79%76%81%
Applicants4,7011,8042,897
Admissions3,7161,3802,336
Freshmen enrolled full time1,453508945
Freshmen enrolled part time1257

2,173 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

559 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
35 or 2%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 980
or below

75% of them
had 1241
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in University of Northern Iowa are 980-1241 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,316 or 91%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in 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 rank Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White8620 (82%)
Hispanic437 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown382 (4%)
Nonresident Alien366 (3%)
Two or more races257 (2%)
Black or African American254 (2%)
Asian138 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander10 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$4,655
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 capacity3,770
Combined charge for room and board$9,160
Room charge$4,699
Meal charge$4,461

University of Northern Iowa Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Elementary Education and Teaching27615
Business Administration and Management, General89107
Social Work7350
Psychology, General1012
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General8314
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist4649
Accounting6920
Marketing & Marketing Management, General84
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies6885
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies73
Biology & Biological Sciences, General653
Finance, General67
English Language and Literature, General616
Speech Communication and Rhetoric604
Criminology51
Computer Science50
Industrial Technology & Technician3871
Educational Leadership and Administration, General336
Family and Community Services36
Management Information Systems, General36
Public Relations & Image Management321
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other32
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management32
History, General264
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other30
Social Science Teacher Education282
Art & Art Studies, General920
Athletic Training & Trainer272
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching1512
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching24
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia23
Mathematics, General221
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor1211
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services22
Construction Management21
Spanish Language and Literature191
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician20
Fine & Studio Arts, General17
Geography97
Music Teacher Education142
Graphic Design16
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth16
Sociology15
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other14
Political Science and Government, General14
Kinesiology and Exercise Science14
Biochemistry13
Biological and Physical Sciences67
Electromechanical Technology & Electromechanical Engineering Technology13
Music Performance, General57
Gerontology12
Environmental Science111
Geology & Earth Science, General12
Apparel and Textiles, General12
Public Administration12
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services12
Graphic Communications, General11
Physics, General11
Biomedical Sciences, General11
Special Education and Teaching, General11
Investments and Securities10
Organizational Leadership10
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration10
Library and Information Science10
Educational & Instructional Technology10
Statistics, Other9
Chemistry, General9
Applied Economics9
Ecology9
Reading Teacher Education9
Real Estate8
International Marketing8
School Psychology8
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor7
Educational Psychology7
Religion & Religious Studies6
Acting6
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology6
Philosophy6
Anthropology6
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education6
Interior Design6
Curriculum and Instruction6
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General4
Music, General31
Economics, General4
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education4
Women's Studies4
Community Health and Preventive Medicine4
Business Teacher Education3
Music Theory and Composition12
Political Science and Government, Other3
International & Global Studies3
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics3
Clinical Psychology2
Keyboard Instruments2
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling1
Music, Other1
Music Technology1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Mass Communication & Media Studies1
Education, General1
Grand Total2,17854219
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate67%63%70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
4,999
Citations
126,266

Publication count by topic

Psychology
1,408
Sociology
428
Computer science
347
Political science
339
Biology
288
Mathematics
272
Medicine
250
Economics
213
Business
193
History
161
Engineering
151
Materials science
130
Chemistry
108
Geography
102
Art
93
Geology
80
Environmental science
65
Physics
48
Philosophy
38

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Psychology48251,855
History482539
Sociology4988,975
Political science5383,430
Business7476,535
Economics7756,491
Geography10441,828
Computer science11159,906
Geology11911,524
Art130441
Engineering15442,145
Medicine15927,045
Philosophy167822
Mathematics16942,639
Biology19596,114
Environmental science2042832
Materials science23232,001
Physics2401541
Chemistry31451,288

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199039348
199153366
199263482
199363442
199476485
199585721
1996107662
199769778
199892864
199979995
2000941206
2001851318
20021171518
20031241722
20041252066
20051292433
20061312981
20071653494
20081924551
20091575167
20101446001
20111756338
20121487063
20131897956
20142278432
20152528217
20162017551
20171927278
20181916238
20191897188
20202067986

General info

Alternative namesUNI
Northern Iowa
Panthers
Founded1876
WikipediaUniversity of Northern Iowa
MottoDiscover Where You Belong
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff1,641
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1227 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50614-0005
United States
City population39,000
Phone3192732311
Fax+1 (319) 273 3509

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