University of Northern Iowa Reviews

  • 32 Reviews
  • Cedar Falls (IA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,480
83% of 32 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 32 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Teaching
"UNI is well known for its education program. The professors are of high caliber, the course work is intensive but well guided, and placement rate after graduation has maintained a rate around 100% for many years. The education staff is highly supportive, and the music department is extraordinary, especially in the jazz department, which is known across the country for its excellence. I feel that I had an exceptional educational experience and regard myself as a highly successful teacher because of what I learned at the University of Northern Iowa."
Biology grad 2007
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"I am so very glad I chose UNI. It's small enough that your teachers will know your name, but big enough to receive enough funding and provide you with great college experiences. Everyone at UNI cares about your success."
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of Northern Iowa is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa and has a convenient campus that is not too spread out or hard to get to. The best programs the school has to offer come from the Business school or teachers college. UNI is great for students who want to attend a state university but still have smaller class sizes and familiarity with the professors."
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2014
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"I was a nontraditional and a transfer student that commuted to classes at UNI every day. I feel the Graphic Design program would have been beneficial to me, had the program's professors treated their students equally. Not only myself, but other nontraditional and commuting students in the Graphic Design program dealt with a type of disrespect, disgrace and negativity, as if we were not fully committed to the college or our class work. Unfortunately we were the minority on a campus full of young people living on or near campus, our concerns and complaints went unheard or were treated with a uncomfortable backlash of more mistreatment. I do hold a great deal of respect for the Fine Arts professors teaching on the campus, they seemed to be of a different mentality and welcomed me with respect and friendship, which I greatly appreciated. I very much wanted to enjoy my education at a generally respected college, unfortunately, the degradation and extreme stress I endured while finishing my BA degree has left me slightly bitter. I would agree that UNI is a place for traditional students, fresh out of high school, who plan to live on campus and who plan on completing their entire degree with UNI. I would, however, recommend researching other campuses if you are a nontraditional, transfer or commuting student wishing to attend the Graphic Design program."
Anna Klein
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"I loved UNI. I transferred there by Junior year of College from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids and it was a smooth transition. I lived in the Rider Dorms my first year there and met a lot of people. I would recommend Rider, but there are no sinks in the rooms. My Senior year I lived in Roth Apartments and that was also a great place to live. One great thing about UNI is how close the buildings are. From one end to the other is a quick 15 minute walk. The university has fun, free activities almost every week. I was also in the Marching Band my first year at UNI and loved it! Honestly, almost all of my experiences at UNI were wonderful. Go Panthers!"
Kelly Paustian
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"I absolutely love this program, I did my undergrad at UNI as well but in the Public Administration program so the introduction class was very beneficial for me. I consider the faculty and their level of involvement with grad students to be the biggest pro. Each professor seems invested in graduate education and their doors are always open. The only con I can think of is the difficulty finding assistantships if you aren't already familiar with the various departments and faculty."
Andrea Green
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"Good program. More leniency and choice for non traditional students. All in all good programs, good faculty."
Katherine Beane
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2013
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"The local life and social scene in the graduate college are not excellent, but the quality of the education more than makes up for it. I am doing duel degrees, and I will complete both in three years by taking an obscene work load. My classmates who are doing one degree, however, are less overloaded. The faculty is amazing. People come from all over the country to study with them for a reason."
Sara Smith
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2013
  • Degree: Communications
"This program provided a good range of academic opportunities."
Molly Freie
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"As a school psychology student, I appreciate the practica experiences that are a part of the program. Being able to see real-life situations in schools is very beneficial to my learning. The cohort model is also a strength of the program. My cohort provides an important source of support as I make my way through the difficult coursework."
Erena Sawyer-Wagner
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2013
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"I really enjoyed the small class sizes and the one on one help from advisors and proffesors."
Slothouber Slothouber
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2012
  • Degree: Education
"I am working towards my mastersi n teaching secial education mild/moderate. So far I have learned a lot in this program, and hope to find a full time job by next year."