University of Northern Iowa

1,159 reviews
  1. Cedar Falls, IA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Northern Iowa is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
1227 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Website

University of Northern Iowa Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
963-1183
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,026/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,283/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,340/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,655/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,481/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,350/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,122Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Spirited
    25%
  • Ambitous
    19%
  • Hardworking
    14%
  • Reserved
    6%
  • Idiot
    3%
  • Stuck-up
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    29%
  • Amazing
    25%
  • Community
    21%
  • Growing
    14%
  • Broad
    7%
  • Joke
    4%

After University of Northern Iowa

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Reviews

1,159 reviews
  • Excellent
    137
  • Very Good
    448
  • Average
    481
  • Poor
    58
  • Terrible
    24
University of Northern Iowa is an awesome school. Everyone is so nice and welcoming, as well as wanting to get everyone involved. The sports teams are fantastic and ranked pretty well, and our music program is amazing.
  • Freshman
  • 6 days ago
They are willing to help the students get where they want.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I love going to UNI because the campus is centrally located with all the classes being in walking distance of each other. Class sizes are great because the professor gets to know you personally, and if you need help they will gladly help you.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago