It’s not a fluke that unique starts with UNI.

We believe in your unique potential because we believe there’s really no one like you. UNI gives you the freedom to define who you want to become and discover where you want to go. We explore all the possible ways to help you get there in four years. And it starts day one at UNI.

Let’s get the first question out of the way. Am I a freshman? If you’re in high school or you’ve graduated but never attended college (even if you earned college credits while in high school), you’re a freshman. What does it mean to be a freshman? It means you’re on your way to awesome things. Plus, it’s a cool (16th century) term that means “newcomer.” Here’s hoping you’ll be one at UNI.

Two Ways to Apply

Apply with your self-reported ACT or SAT test scores with admission based on the Regent Admission Index (RAI) score

‌RAI Score Requirements

‌Apply as test-optional and admission will be based on a committee review of your high school GPA and core class selections.


  1. Submit your application
  2. Pay the $40 application fee
  3. Send transcripts
    • On the application, you may self-report your academic information. You’re required to send your official final, high school transcript and any college transcripts (if you’ve taken college credit) to the Office of Admissions prior to enrollment. To be considered official, a transcript must be sent directly from the institution to UNI. Transcripts can be sent electronically by email or via U.S. mail, in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.

  4. Request official test scores (if applicable)
    • If your official ACT or SAT test scores are not included on your official transcript, you’ll need the testing agency to send the scores to UNI. UNI’s ACT code is 1322 and SAT Code is 6307. Note that ACT/SAT are not required for admission for Fall 2021 or Fall 2022.