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. 

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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".

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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.


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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

And 96% of graduates find success within six months of graduation. 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
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. 

8,900+ students

A diverse population of talented, curious and driven students we're lucky enough to call UNI Panthers. 

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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.

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