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Colleges / University of Northern Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About Northern Iowa

University of Northern Iowa is a public, state university in the suburb of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Northern Iowa was founded in 1876. The university currently enrolls around 8,949 students a year, including 7,739 undergrads.

Northern Iowa Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa admitted 95% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 4,594 applications received in 2022, 4,362 students were offered admission.

University of Northern Iowa Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 1%

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University of Northern Iowa is located in the town of Cedar Falls, Iowa,.

If you would like to see Northern Iowa for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 380 and U.S. Highway 20 to Cedar Falls, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Waterloo Regional.

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College Info

1227 West 27th Street Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0005

Campus Setting: Suburban

Northern Iowa Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northern Iowa is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northern Iowa is Continuous processing.

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Northern Iowa SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1300


Math SAT Range

490 - 650


Reading SAT Range

530 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1080 to 1300


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Northern Iowa students is 1179. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Northern Iowa, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Northern Iowa.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Northern Iowa is like? There are approximately 8,949 students enrolled at Northern Iowa, including 7,739 undergraduate students and 1,210 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from IA and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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