Resources › For Students and Parents University of Northern Iowa Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print UNI - University of Northern Iowa. MadMaxMarchHare / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 06, 2017 University of Northern Iowa Description: The University of Northern Iowa, UNI, is a public university located in northeast Iowa, just west of Cedar Falls. The university consistently ranks highly among Midwest Master's universities. Among undergraduates, business and education are the most popular areas of study. 93% OF UNI students come from Iowa, but the university has a global focus and a significant percentage of students study abroad. In athletics, the Northern Iowa Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Football Conference for football, and the Missouri Valley Conference for all other sports. Admissions Data (2016): University of Northern Iowa Acceptance Rate: 83%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for UNI AdmissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 425 / 600SAT Math: 460 / 620SAT Writing: 360 / 550What these SAT numbers meanSAT score comparison for Iowa collegesMissouri Valley Conference SAT comparisonACT Composite: 20 / 25ACT English: 19 / 25ACT Math: 18 / 25ACT Writing: - / -What these ACT numbers meanACT score comparison for Iowa collegesMissouri Valley Conference ACT comparison Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 11,905 (10,104 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female91% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $8,309 (in-state); $18,851 (out-of-state)Books: $900 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,629Other Expenses: $2,950Total Cost: $20,788 (in-state); $31,330 (out-of-state) University of Northern Iowa Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 67%Loans: 58%Average Amount of AidGrants: $4,971Loans: $5,819 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biomedical Science, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminology, Elementary Education, English, Family and Community Services, Finance, Fine Arts, Health and Physical Education, History, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Marketing, Parks and Recreation, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Work Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%Transfer Out Rate: 14%4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%6-Year Graduation Rate: 65% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and FieldWomen's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like the University of Northern Iowa, You May Also Like These Schools: Drake University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIowa State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLoras College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphGrand View University: Profile Buena Vista University: Profile Illinois State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIndiana University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMount Mercy University: Profile University of Iowa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSaint Ambrose University: Profile University of Nebraska - Lincoln: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of Northern Iowa Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.uni.edu/president/sites/default/files/09-10UNIFactBook.pdf "The University of Northern Iowa is a comprehensive institution dedicated to providing a personalized learning environment, founded on a strong liberal arts curriculum. It is committed to being an intellectually and culturally diverse community. The University focuses both on undergraduate education, and on selected master's, doctoral and other graduate programs. It is characterized by excellence in three areas: teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and creative work; and service. Through its varied endeavors, UNI shares its expertise with, and provides service to, individuals, communities and organizations throughout the state, the nation and the world. "