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About Maharishi International University

Maharishi International University is a private, nonprofit school in an small town setting in Fairfield, Iowa. Maharishi International University was founded in 1971 and now enrolls around 2,015 students a year, including 541 undergrads.

Maharishi International University offers housing for up to 0 students. The majority of students live on-campus.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

There are 9 Maharishi International University undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Maharishi International University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Tuition $16,000

2022 Maharishi International University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Maharishi International University

Maharishi International University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Maharishi International University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Maharishi International University. Maharishi International University admitted 0% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 47 applications received in 2021, 47 students were offered admission.

Maharishi International University Waitlist 2021

Maharishi International University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Maharishi International University?

Maharishi International University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Maharishi International University, applicants must submit the following items.

Maharishi International University Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Maharishi International University

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Maharishi International University.

Does Maharishi International University Require the ACT or SAT?

Maharishi International University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Does Maharishi International University Provide Dorms?

Yes! Maharishi International University provides on-campus housing for students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Maharishi International University.

Financial Aid at Maharishi International University

Maharishi International University meets 89% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Maharishi International University full-time are awarded $23,963 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Maharishi International University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Maharishi International University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Maharishi International University, around 47% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 21 students who started at Maharishi International University as first-time freshman, 6 graduate within four years.

Maharishi International University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 43%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $22,691 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Maharishi International University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Maharishi International University a good school for you?

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Where is Maharishi International University?

Maharishi International University is located in the small town setting of Fairfield, Iowa.

If you want to see Maharishi International University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 80 to Fairfield, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Eastern Iowa.

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College Info

1000 North 4th Street Fairfield, IA 52557

Campus Setting: Small Town

Maharishi International University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Maharishi International University is Jul 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Maharishi International University is Continuous processing.

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Maharishi International University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Maharishi International University is like? There are approximately 2,015 students enrolled at Maharishi International University, including 541 undergraduate students and 1,474 graduate students. 61% percent of students attend school full-time, 12% percent are from IA and 88% percent of students are from other states.


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