As Iowa's only regional comprehensive university, the University of Northern Iowa provides real, relevant academic experiences for a world that expects future-ready graduates.
University of Northern Iowa
The University of Northern Iowa removes the financial burden of continuing your education by offering the most affordable public university education in Iowa.
Small town or big city. First in your family to go to college or third-generation Panther. At the University of Northern Iowa, you'll be welcomed and encouraged to find your passion so you can build your purpose.
Find your area of study
Take on tomorrow.
You have dreams, goals and expectations. So do we. Our purpose is to help you surpass what you thought was possible, to outstretch your expectations. The University of Northern Iowa is a bright and welcoming community of faculty, students and staff who are dedicated to your success.
Best In The
The University of Northern Iowa is ranked second in the “Top Public Schools Regional University (Midwest)” category, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Knowledge is about making a better future. Your education should not revolve around piles of debt. At UNI, we’re committed to making college attainable for everyone.
Earn your business degree from an AACSB accredited university, an achievement earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.
Find Your People
Here at UNI, we celebrate the individuals. Each one of our Panthers has their own unique set of hobbies, passions and skills. The good news is that with over 250 student clubs and organizations, you’ll have no problem finding a club that sparks your interest – and building lifelong friendships along the way.Explore Student Clubs and Organizations
Achieve With Honors
You’ve pushed yourself above and beyond – now let’s keep the momentum going. The University of Northern Iowa's Honors Program rewards your hard work with individualized attention, scholarships and leadership opportunities designed to give your career the edge it deserves.Explore the Honors Program
Apply Your Learning
Chasing adventure, exploring new ideas and making big discoveries. Undergraduate research is a cornerstone of the UNI experience. You’ll get your hands dirty, put theory into practice and grow your knowledge – all while building lasting connections with your professors and classmates.Undergraduate Research Opportunities
UNI’s COVID-19 response
We are committed to moving forward together by showing gratitude and guidance for those who are working to make our in-person classroom experience possible.
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We Are One
You are welcome at the University of Northern Iowa. Your background, beliefs, hopes, dreams, fears and struggles make us stronger. Diversity delivers variety, allows us to challenge assumptions and grow as a community. And the community is here to support you, challenge you and accept you while giving you the boost to do more.
The University of Northern Iowa is home to 17 NCAA Division 1 sports teams that are dedicated to the highest level of competition and academic performance. Whether you’re a student-athlete or sports fanatic, you’ll feel the panther pride throughout the Valley.
Passion for Performance
From our award-winning School of Music to some of the state’s most robust and vibrant theatrical performances, UNI has a culture of displaying passions on stage and canvas, all here in Cedar Falls.