University of Northern Iowa

1222 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005

About University of Northern Iowa

University of Northern Iowa is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate11,381
Student Age% Under 2580%
 % 25 and Over19%
 % Age Unknown1%
Attendance Type% Full-time82%
 % Part-time18%
Race/Ethnicity% White89.6%
 % Black2.9%
 % Asian1.1%
 % Latino2.2%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown0.0%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted83%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled58%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT2%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT98%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800618 / 800
 SAT Math483 / 800600 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite21 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,008
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,348
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid88%
 % Undergraduates with Loans62%
 % Undergraduates with Grants68%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,055
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,140
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,668
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,449
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,449
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,449

Neighborhood Data for the Cedar Falls Area

Median Age26.3
Median Household Income$47,974
Total Population38,653
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.9% 52.1%
 Age 0-954.0%46.0%
 Age 10-1750.2%49.8%
 Age 18-2444.4%55.6%
 Age 25-2959.9%40.1%
 Age 30-3945.6%54.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White93.3%
 % Black2.6%
 % Asian2.1%
 % Latino1.6%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,140
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,668
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$594
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50025.5%36.9%10.0%
 $500 to $74961.9%54.6%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%3.2%24.1%
 Over $100012.6%5.2%12.2%
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