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Rank: 191

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IAhttps://www.uni.edu
Although the Panthers are regulars in the NCAA men's national basketball tournament, there's more to this Division I school than games and tailgating. The University of Northern Iowa is known for its teaching program, but it offers more than 90 majors to its approximately 9,000 undergrads, with the most popular including business, communications, and parks and recreation. The arts are also a major focus at this state school. Its Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center regularly attracts big-name performers, and the Strayer-Wood Theatre typically puts on four productions a year in addition to the Iowa Thespian Festival. The School of Music holds more than 200 concerts and other events every academic year. Visual arts lovers can get their fix at college's Gallery of Art, which oversees the UNI Permanent Art Collection, including pieces by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Andy Warhol. Students who like to explore the outdoors in their free time will find more than 100 miles of hiking and biking trails near campus, many of which are open to skiers and snowshoers during the winter months.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: The university started courses a week early, and aims to have mostly in-person meetings throughout the semester. All students, faculty, staff and visitors at UNI have to wear face coverings on campus.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$21,400
% of students who get any grants
59%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$17,200
Average price for low-income students
$12,600
admissions
Acceptance rate
81%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1110/24
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
9,390
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
57%
% of need met
64%
% of students who get merit* grants
12%
Average merit grant
$3,260
student success
Graduation rate
65%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$19,780
Average salary within 5 years
$45,900
% earning more than $28,000
82%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: The university started courses a week early, and aims to have mostly in-person meetings throughout the semester. All students, faculty, staff and visitors at UNI have to wear face coverings on campus.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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