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Location | Cedar Falls
Population | 41,570
Enrollment | 9,021
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/20
Spring | 01/21-05/17

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

Voted #1 "Best College Food" in Iowa by niche.com
92% of classes have less than 50 students
UNI's College of Business has earned accreditation from the AACSB

About This Campus

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, a pleasant community of 41,570 in the northeast part of the state. Travel time to Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, or Kansas City ranges from four to seven hours. Although UNI is noted for its outstanding teacher education programs, the curriculum also includes exceptional programs in business, humanities, arts and sciences and social and behavioral sciences. More than 90 majors are available to the nearly 10,000 students who attend this medium-sized university. The attractive 900-acre residential campus has 50 major buildings and 10 residence halls are within easy walking distance of the classrooms. The UNI-Dome, a unique indoor stadium, and the McLeod Center, a multi-purpose arena, host sports and other special events, while the Wellness Center includes pools, courts, gyms, and an indoor track. The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center brings many internationally acclaimed artists to campus each season.

Location Information

Located in the Cedar Valley, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls metro has a combined population of approximately 170,000. There are more than 110 miles of trails to explore, with parts of the trail accessible from the campus. The surrounding community offers live music, comedy clubs, two waterparks, festivals, and a welcoming environment for students and families.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
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Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
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  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? With seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs

Enrollment in business, communications, computer science and special education courses is very competitive and cannot be guaranteed. Private music lessons require an audition, tape recordings are accepted. A 3.0 gpa is required for students enrolling in communication sciences and disorders.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Accounting
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education
  • Communication Disorders

Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Actuarial Science, Anthropology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper or 79.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/14/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $40.00 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $50.00 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $70.20 Year Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Parking Fee is for a C permit and is the cheapest option for dorm students. The $50.00 Housing Deposit is actually the Housing Application Fee if a student chooses to live on campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/14/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1
Notes About Housing
UNI offers plentiful housing and a variety of options. You can find more details at https://uhd.uni.edu/.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
UNI offers a variety of dining plans and options. You can find more details at https://uhd.uni.edu/dining/meal-plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/14/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1000 Semester Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Students aren't required to purchase additional coverage at UNI. But health coverage is available for any student who wishes to purchase coverage. Specific details about health and dental coverage requirements and plans available can be found here, https://wellbeing.uni.edu/student-health/insurance

**Canadian students: Please review the International Insurance and Waiver Options in this link to determine your potential need for the purchase of UNI specific health insurance. https://wellbeing.uni.edu/student-health/2023-2024-student-health-dental-insurance-plans#international-student-health

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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