University of Northern Iowa


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University of Northern Iowa


  • 60% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$5,912 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,828 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,214,845 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 6,379 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,113,402 microforms.
  • 69,879 Audio/Visual items.
  • 5,443 e-books.

Museums & Art

Gallery of Art, Performing Arts Center, UNI Museum, Wellness and Recreation Center



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,900 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 15 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 1,900 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 70 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 36% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 16% of housing units are Singles.
  • 64% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 5% of housing units are Triples.
  • 15% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 71 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 0% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 30% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Campaniling, Cinco de Mayo, Thursdaze, B. A. S. I. C. , Celebrate the Season, Family Weekend
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra
  • In total, there are about 314 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Beta Beta Beta, Daniel Webster Law Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Mu Kappa Tau, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Tau Delta, Tau Beta Sigma, Theta Alpha Phi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Association, College Hill Lutheran Student Fellowship, IMPACT, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Lampost Student Association, Muslim Student Association, Navigators, Nazareth Lutheran Campus Ministry, Orchard Hill Church Campus Ministry, Revolution Ministries, The River, Wesley Foundation
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chinese Students and Scholars Friendship Association, Ethnic Student Promoters, Gender Equality Association, Hispanic/Latino Student Union, International Student Association, GLGBTA, Minority Graduate Student Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. , Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. , Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Delta Pi; Alpha Phi; Alpha Phi Omega; Alpha Xi Delta Sorority; American Humanics; Amnesty International; Bartlett Hall Senate; BEACON; Bender Hall Senate; Beta Beta Beta; Black Student Union; Business Professionals of America; Campbell Hall Senate; Campus Christian Fellowship; Campus Crusade for Christ; Campus Episcopalians Fellowship; Cedar River Productions; Cedar Valley Linux Users Group; College Hill Lutheran Student Fellowship; College Republicans; Collegiate Entrepreneurs Org; Council of Teachers of English; Daniel Webster Law Society; Delta Upsilon; Ethnic Student Promoters; Ethnic Student Senate; Folk & Ballroom Dancers; Gamma Phi Beta Sorority; George Walker Society; Gospel Choir; Habitat for Humanity; Hagemann Hall Senate; Hispanic/Latino Student Union; Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engs; Interfraternity Council; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; Iowa High School Model United Nations; JUDO; Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society; Kappa Kappa Psi; Kappa Mu Epsilon; Kappa Sigma Fraternity; KGRK/KULT; Lawther Hall Senate; LGBSTA; Maucker Union Policy Board; Medieval Re-enactment Society; Multicultural Teaching Alliance; Native American Student Union; Navigators; Nazareth Lutheran Campus Ministry; Northern Iowa Democrats; Northern Iowa Family Service; Northern Iowa Student Govnmnt; Northern Iowan; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Orchard Hill Church Campus Ministry; Orchesis; Panhellenic Council; Panther Pacers; Panther Productions; Panthers Around the World UNI-PAW; Phi Alpha Theta; Phi Beta Lambda; Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Beta Nu Chapter; Phi Upsilon Omicron; Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity; Pi Sigma Epsilon; Political Science Society; PRSSA; Public Relations Interns Develop Expertise; Recognition and Involvement Board; Revolution Ministries; Rho Epsilon; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Sigma Alpha Iota; Sigma Delta Pi; Sigma Iota; Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity; Sigma Tau Delta; Society for Human Resource Mngmnt; Society of Professional Journalists; Speech & Debate (Forensics); Student Alumni Ambassadors; Student Art Ed; Student Athlete Advisory Board; Student Council of Exceptional Children; Student Interior Designers Of Northern Iowa; Student Life Team; Student Nature Society; Student Pugwash; Student Research & Consulting Cntr; Students Against a Violent Environment; Students for Life; Students for the Advancement of Science Ed; Students in Retailing-Students in Free Enterprise; Tau Kappa Epsilon; The Legacy; The National Society of Collegiate Scholars(UNI); Theta Alpha Phi; UNI in Peace; UNI Student Research & Consulting Center; UNI Womens Rugby; Wesley Foundation; Wrestling Mat Aides; ASSOCIATIONS: American Choral Directors; American Marketing; Catholic Student; Chinese Students & Scholars Friendship; Communication Graduate Student; Communication Student; Financial Mngmnt; Gender Equality; International Student; Iowa State Ed; Masters of Social Work Student; Minority Graduate Student; Muslim Student; National Assoc of Industrial Technology; Non-traditional Student; Northern Iowa Anime; Northern Iowa Mngmnt; Student Assoc of Middle Level Educators; Student Leadership; Student Leisure & Recreation; Student Personnel; Student Science Teachers; Student Social Work; Technology Educ. Collegiate; Textiles & Apparel; CLUBS: Academic Study of Religion; Accounting; American Sign Language; Biology Clubs-General; Biotechnology; Capoeira; Computer; Criminology; Economics; Fencing; French; History; Mathematics; Microbiology; Physical Ed; Physics; Portuguese; Pre; -Chiropractic; -Dental; -Law; -Medical; -Mortuary; -Optometry; -Pharmacy; -Physical Therapy; -Veterinary; Psychology; Ruby(Men); Tae Kwon-Do Club-C/O A. Laskin; TESOL/Linguistics; COMMITTEES: Entertainment; Greek Week; Homecoming; Relay for Life; Senior Celebration; Speakers
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Northern Iowan (twice a week during fall and spring, once a week during summer session) and The Legacy (three times per semester, no summers)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Waterloo (5), Cedar Rapids (60)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Waterloo (7)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 90% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 24% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,408
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 8 fraternities
  • 5 fraternity houses
  • 4% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 3% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other

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