University description (as per official university website)
The University of Northern Iowa, also referred to as UNI, was established in 1876 as the Iowa State Normal School. In 1909, it was renamed to Iowa State Teachers College. In 1961, it became the State College of Iowa. The university adopted its current name in 1967. The main campus of UNI encompasses over 900 acres in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Departments by College
- College of Business Administration
- College of Education
Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
Ed. Leadership, Counseling & Postsec. Ed.
Ed. Psychology & Foundations
Health, Physical Ed. & Leisure Services
Department of Teaching
Price Laboratory School
Office of Student Field Experiences
- College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Communication Sciences and Disorders
School of Music
Philosophy & Religion
- College of Natural Sciences
Chemistry & Biochemistry
- College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Design, Textiles, Gerontology, & Family Studies
Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology
International Student Scholar Award - Applicants with strong academic backgrounds may qualify for this scholarship with awards ranging from $1000-$5000 per year. International Student Scholar recipients will be asked to participate in campus cultural awareness activities and specified recruiting efforts. Enrolled students may apply for scholarships through their academic departments, although many awards are restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are for comparatively small amounts.
Graduate assistantships are offered by some departments on a competitive basis and cover the cost of tuition and provide a monthly stipend. Some awards cover only tuition or only the stipend. Graduate students applying for graduate assistantship stipends and graduate tuition scholarships must submit application materials by February 1 for the next academic year. Applications can be downloaded at www.grad.uni.edu/assistantships.
There are many job opportunities on the UNI campus for students with student (F) visas or exchange visitor (J) visas to work. The pay is usually in the range of $7-9 per hour. F and J visa holders are not authorized to work off campus as a means of support except under extraordinary circumstances. An online job board can be viewed at www.uni.edu/finaid/studentemployment.shtml.