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Best Places To Study In USA - University Of Northern Iowa

Posted on - 11th June, 2021 Posted by - Yallaschools

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Best Places To Study In USA - University of Northern Iowa

University of Northern Iowa Challenges you to Achieve Beyond 

The University of Northern Iowa, founded in 1876, is a comprehensive public university with 9,500 students representing over 60 countries.  UNI offers 90 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate programs as well as an intensive English program.  Students can expect small classes and courses taught by professors, not graduate students.   UNI is consistently recognized as one of the best public regional universities in the Midwest as well as receiving recognition for high graduation rates, environmental responsibility and as a best college for your money.  UNI has also been recognized as a “Best Business School” by Princeton Review and the accounting program recently received a STEM designation making it an attractive program for international students. 

UNI offers programs in the following colleges:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
  • College of Social and Behavioral Science  

All students have easy access to extra-curricular opportunities with 93% of University of Northern Iowa students graduating with experience directly related to their future career.  These include:

  • Internships
  • Co-ops
  • Field Experience
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Participation in one of the over 270 clubs and organizations
  • On-campus jobs

These types of hands-on experiences result in 96% of UNI students reporting that they were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating.

Campus and Community

The University of Northern Iowa's 900-acre park-like campus features more than 65 major buildings including academic buildings, residence halls, recreation centers, extensive libraries; not to mention an observatory, greenhouse, television studios, metal casing center, bio preserve, entrepreneurial incubator and so much more.  It only takes 10 to 15 minutes to walk across campus and you will feel at home as UNI has been recognized as one of the "Safest Campuses in America."   UNI is located in Cedar Falls, a small city that is welcoming and safe and has been selected as one of the "Best College Towns" in the U.S. and was found to be one of the 10 best metro job markets by the U.S. Bureau of Labor. The community offers a diversity of shopping, ethnic restaurants, entertainment venues, parks and bike trails, and different places to worship including two mosques.

Cost and Scholarships

UNI was recently ranked a "Best Value School" by U.S. News and World Report and #17 in "Best Value Schools for International Students" by College Factual. These distinctions are a result of our tuition rate that is below the national average for both public and private universities.  The cost of living in Iowa is also well below the national average so students will save money on living and personal expenses.  Scholarship support is offered to international students including merit and international student scholarships ranging from $1000 - $12000.  There are many campus jobs for students interested in working to earn money and experience.  

Connect With US

The University of Northern Iowa offers personalized assistance to help navigate the admission process, scholarship options and any other questions.  We invite you to connect with us through the following resources:

The University of Northern Iowa exists to help students achieve their unrealized potential.

Key Undergraduate Disciplines include: Accounting, Mathematics/Actuarial Science, Biology/Biochemistry, Business Administration, Communication/Digital Studies, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering Technology, Health Promotion, Psychology

International Excel Award

Applicants with strong academic backgrounds may qualify for this scholarship with awards ranging from $1000-$6000 per year.

Qualifications:

  1. Equivalent grade point average of a 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale
  2. Proof of English proficiency
  3. Examples of leadership and service
  4. Submission of Application for Admission and supporting documents
  5. Scholarship Application or completion of the UNI Common Scholarship Application  

International Scholars Award

This award is automatically awarded based on SAT or ACT exam results and is renewable for up to four years. No application is needed.  GPA will be considered for Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 applicants if SAT/ACT is not available.  

Two Tiers:

  • $5,000 - 1130 or higher (SAT) or 23 or higher (ACT)
  • $3,000 - 1020-1120 (SAT) or 19 - 22 (ACT)

Presidential Scholar Award

Award value is $4,000 per year for students in the top 10% of their class, a score of 1340 or above on the new SAT (waived for Fall 2021 applicants) , and extra-curricular activities. Visit honors.uni.edu/presidential-scholarships to learn more. Deadline January 15th.


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