This is UNI.
Here, your individual dreams and interests sit at the center of everything we do. With a student-first culture, you’re surrounded by expert, industry-connected professors who support and encourage you to find your own voice, put yourself out there and discover what future awaits you. And no matter where you land, you’ll take your unstoppable Panther pride and confidence into a long-term successful career.
The most affordable public university education in Iowa
When you combine low tuition and fees, generous scholarship offerings and strong financial literacy programs, it is no surprise UNI graduates are likely to have less debt than those who attended another university in Iowa.
Ranked as one of the Best in the Midwest
More specifically, we've been consistently ranked second in the “Top Public Schools Regional University (Midwest)” category, by "U.S. News & World Report".
Smack dab in the middle of wonderful
UNI is big enough to offer every opportunity imaginable but small enough to give you the individual support you expect. Truly the best of both worlds. The campus is a community that quickly feels like home, too.
4 academic colleges
Find an array of majors under these four distinct and dynamic colleges – College of Education, College of Business, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
16:1 student-to-faculty ratio
Small class sizes (average size is 27 students) allow for big opportunities. Build meaningful connections with professors while engaging in learning experiences that will give your career the edge it deserves.
94% graduates depart with experience.
96% of graduates find success within six months of graduation, too. Proof our student-focused, immersive learning approach to educating students works. Grads are ready to go-do day one on the job.
One of a
kind in Iowa.
We're the only regional comprehensive university within our state. But our real uniqueness is in the real, relevant academic experiences we offer students.
Founded in 1867
Founded as a teacher education school, we have a long history of service-learning and hands-on training that is still at our core today.
A diverse population of talented, curious and driven students we're lucky enough to call UNI Panthers.
What can you do with 160+ majors and minors?
The real question is what can’t you do. The possibilities are almost unfathomable, but that’s a good thing. Having this many majors, minors (and certificates) means you’ve got options, real options to make your experience at UNI uniquely yours.Explore All
Reach high, grab opportunities everywhere.
From giving you the opportunity to do graduate-level research as an undergrad (1 in 3 students do just that) to opening wide internship doors, you'll get real industry-related work experiences early on, which will not only help you build an impressive resume but also prepare you for your future career in the real world.Check out research opportunities
Professors who teach from the heart and the textbook.
You’ll know your professors, and they’ll know you. That's because you'll not only find them in your classroom (because you will; 96% of classes at UNI are taught by professors), you'll also find them placing your needs, interests and career goals above all else.Hear about UNI professors
Undecided? We call it exploratory.
And for good reason. Because you'll be exploring your passions. Our unique Exploratory Program helps you look at all your interests to determine a major and career path that’s all about you. You’ll have your own academic advisor to help pave the way and the opportunity to take insightful, online self-discovery assessments.Get the details
Sure, there’s homework, projects and exams, but there’s so much more.
And an atmosphere of fun and inclusivity surrounds it all. Chill in an Adirondack chair on Lawther Field, conquer the indoor rock-climbing wall at the Wellness Recreation Center or join a student organization and start building some serious leadership skills.