University of Northern Iowa Reviews

4.56 out of 5 stars
(20 Reviews)
  • Cedar Falls (IA)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,480
85% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 20 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/5/2015
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"I absolutely loved my time at UNI. I feel fortunate to have attended a university that began as a teachers college and has maintained its strong program and reputation."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/5/2015
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2011
"UNI is a great college with a lot of options, but small enough to not make you feel like you are alone"
4.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/19/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2012
"UNI was a wonderful school! It was the perfect size for me and it allowed many opportunities. I was able to participate on intramural sports including rugby and the campus gym was wonderful. I also studied abroad my sophomore year in Ireland, that experience changed my life and I made lifelong friends in the process."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/19/2015
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2015
"It was a good school because of it's size. It is not too big but still has plenty going on each week. I don't feel that I got the highest quality education with my major or some of my general education classes."
5.0 out of 5 stars
ChoirTeacher87 - 8/4/2015
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
ChoirTeacher87 - 8/4/2015
Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Biology grad 2007 - 6/11/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2007
"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."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Darren - 2/26/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2008
"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."
3.0 out of 5 stars
MAM - 8/12/2014
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Anna Klein - 8/5/2014
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"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!"
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