The College Tour

It’s our biggest virtual tour ever!

The University of Northern Iowa is now featured on The College Tour, a streaming series found on Amazon Prime, which was created by award-winning Hollywood producers to help students and families "visit" colleges across the country. Explore college and campus life at UNI as students share their experiences in their own words.

Individual Segments from The College Tour

Segment 1: UNI Academics

UNI Academics

Aly wanted to go somewhere that had a great business school. She found that at UNI - which is consistently recognized as one of the best business schools in the U.S. Employers are always excited to hire UNI grads!

Aly Sayre

‌Aly Sayre
Accounting & Management Information Systems
Anamosa, Iowa

Segment 2: Hands On Experience

Hands-On Experience Opportunities

One thing Ethan loves about UNI is the hands-on experience it provides. He’s built a wealth of practical skills to help him be future-ready upon graduation. 

Ethan Ahrens

‌Ethan Ahrens
Digital Media Production
Waterloo, Iowa

Segment 3: Supportive Faculty

Supportive Faculty

When Caitlyn was looking at colleges, she wanted a university with great faculty who could help find her true passion.  She found that at UNI to support her love for science!  


Caitlyn Nuehring

‌Caitlyn Nuehring
Biochemistry & Biology
Marion, Iowa

Segment 4: Finding Your Major

Finding Your Major

While working as a peer advisor, Grace encouraged students to explore different options for their future by trying different things. It was through that work that Grace found her own path as an exploratory student. 

Grace Fleming

Grace Fleming
Recreation, Tourism & Nonprofit Leadership
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Segment 5: The Right-Size University

The Right-Size University

Braden was looking for the class sizes of a small institution, with the opportunities offered by a large university. At UNI, he found the best of both worlds.


Braden Hoyer

Braden Hoyer
Theatre Performance
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Segment 6: Finding Community on Campus

Finding Community on Campus

Even though she initially planned on leaving the state for college, Diamond knew UNI was the right fit, and found her voice through some of its many student organizations.

Diamond Roundtree

‌Diamond Roundtree
Digital Media Production
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Segment 7: Housing & Dining

Housing & Dining

After beginning her education online, Liz wanted to experience campus life and transferred to UNI. There she found camaraderie, best friends and is now a resident assistant. 


Liz Cook

‌Liz Clark
West Des Moines, Iowa

Segment 8: Balancing School & Work

Balancing School
& Work

Luigi has worked in multiple departments across campus - he’s an expert at maintaining a balance between demands of work and school. All combined, he has plenty of  experience to put on his resume!

Luigi Lopez

Luigi Lopez
Pella, Iowa



Segment 9: Paying for College

Paying for College

Kira is the first person in her family to go to a four-year university. She discovered just how helpful financial advisors can be, so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the idea of paying for college. 


Kira The College Tour

‌Kira Manuel
Elementary Education
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Segment 10: The Cedar Valley

The Cedar Valley

Originally from another part of the state, Micaiah found plenty to love in the Cedar Falls area, including 120 miles of recreational trails, plenty of restaurants, sporting events and entertainment, including UNI’s own Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center!

‌Micaiah Krutsinger


Choral Music Education
Forest City, Iowa