Out Of State

Discover Where You Belong at UNI!

Information for Out-of-State Students

A growing number of students from other states are discovering that the University of Northern Iowa is where they belong. Located in the city of Cedar Falls and situated on the banks of the Cedar River in northeast Iowa, the “Cedar Valley” (Cedar Falls-Waterloo) metro area (pop. 170,000) provides the benefits of urban life in a small-city setting.

At UNI, students have the opportunity to discover the right major for their success, student life, their interests, academic resources and so much more. The Cedar Falls community also offers a wide range of opportunities:

  • Cedar Falls is within a few hours drive to Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and St. Louis.

  • The nearby Waterloo Regional Airport is a 10 minute drive from campus.

  • The Cedar Falls area offers more than 100 miles of nature and bike trails.

  • New restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, and clubs are popping up all the time.

  • Cedar Falls-Waterloo offers hockey and baseball teams, a symphony, playhouses, and annual citywide festivals and celebrations.

Scholarship Information

UNI awards more than $23.5 million in scholarships each year, and approximately 94 percent of first year students receive some type of financial assistance. Learn more about scholarships, including several awards specifically for out-of-state freshmen (Out-of-State Scholars Award, Good Neighbor Award and Out-of-State Legacy Award).

Travel Fairs and Visit Information

UNI admissions counselors are on the road and ready to meet potential Panthers! Listen during your school announcements, check your counseling office's calendar AND visit our up-to-date high school visit and college fair schedule to learn when we'll be in your area. Search by city or school to see when you'll have the right opportunity to learn how to discover where you belong at UNI!

2018-19 Viewbook

There are many options to consider when selecting a college or university. Check out our 2018-19 Viewbook designed specifically for out-of-state students and see for yourself what UNI has to offer.

Learn more about UNI through our Video Gallery

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