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The University of Northern Iowa, or UNI, is a state-supported university located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. It was established in 1876. UNI has been consistently named one of the "Best in the Midwest" in the Princeton review's Best 351 College rankings guide. The university offers more than 120 majors through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The official mascot of UNI is the Panther, and their sports teams are nicknamed the Panthers. They participate in the NCAA's Division I (I-FCS for football) in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, and in the Missouri Valley Conference for various men and women sports.

Profile of University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA is home to Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Northern Iowa go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students commonly pursue studies in mathematics and fine arts.

Northern Iowa Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 451 and 630.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Northern Iowa has 12, 692 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Northern Iowa values student athletics, and belongs to the Gateway Football Conference and Missouri Valley Conference.

Northern Iowa Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching542elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, physical education teaching, social science teaching, elementary/middle school admin, music teaching, reading teaching, ESL instruction, . . .
Business and Management509business management, accounting, finance, marketing, MIS, investments and securities, actuarial science
Liberal Arts415liberal arts and sciences, English, history, Spanish language, political science, sociology, French language, geography, . . .
Media167public relations, communication studies, digital communications, organizational communications, graphic communications, radio and television
Family and Social Work156social work, family and community services, public policy analysis, public administration
Science155biomedical sciences, biology, ecology, geology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, biotechnology, chemistry courses, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy154parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, athletic trainer, parks and recreation management
Therapy and Counselling151psychology, school psychology, Counselling psychology
Fine Arts72fine arts, art history and criticism
Engineering Technician67industrial tech, electromechanical tech, manufacturing tech, engineering technician
Security and Law Enforcement60criminology
Medical Support and Technology54speech pathology
Mathematics52mathematics, statistics courses, applied mathematics
Medicine46health professions, gerontology
Real Estate and Construction Management28construction management, real estate
Music26music, music performance, conducting, music theory and composition, piano, jazz
Art Studies20art studies
Design19interior design
Construction Trades16apparel and textiles
Computer Science and Engineering14computer science, computer and info science courses
Drama and Performing Arts12acting, theatre design, drama, stagecraft, theatre arts management
Religion and Philosophy9religion, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Engineering2engineering physics
Medical administration0environmental health

Contact: Northern Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

1222 W 27th St

Cedar Falls, IA 50614

General Phone: (319) 273-2311


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