Office of International Admissions

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002 Gilchrist Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0018

Phone: (319) 273-2281
Fax: (319) 273-2885


About UNI

The University of Northern Iowa offers a high-quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, UNI has developed outstanding programs in business, humanities, arts, sciences and social and behavioral sciences.  Advanced degrees are available in many programs. UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News & World Report has ranked UNI in the top three Midwest public universities for the past 14 years.  UNI's size -- just under 12,000 students -- allows us to offer the faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus.



Academic Programs

Choosing a major is a process that often reflects how a student feels about his or her career goals. It can be a direct journey or an opportunity for exploration. The good news is that UNI has more than 90 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate programs and plenty of assistance for choosing one. 

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UNI features a beautiful park-like campus with more than 65 buildings within a 10 minute walking distance of each other. The 940-acre campus not only offers excellent high-tech facilities and relaxing green spaces, but provides an accessible student-friendly environment on what was found to be one of The 50 Safest College Campuses in the U.S. (Newsweek's The Daily Beast). 

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Cedar Falls - Waterloo Community

Students will find a wide variety of activities on campus and within the Cedar Falls/Waterloo community. The surrounding communities offer live music, comedy clubs, waterparks, great restaurants, shopping, coffee shops, parks and more than 80 miles of bike trails. Cedar Falls was recently named one of The top 20 coolest towns in the U.S. 

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Student Activities

Student life at the University of Northern Iowa is all about choices - where you live, what you study and how you will enjoy life within the campus community. With hundreds of student organizations and other activities to choose from, there's always something to do. UNI has more than 250 clubs and organizations to choose from, you can find activities that match your interests, both social and academic.

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Living on Campus

UNI students enjoy a vibrant college experience living on campus where they are close to classes, award-winning dining, NCAA Division I Athletics, concerts, on-campus jobs and student organizations. Options for on-campus living include residence halls, suites, and apartments.

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