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University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 1%
Applicants who took ACT: 89%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 0%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 0%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 0%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 0%
SAT I Math score 700+: 0%
SAT I Math score 600+: 0%
ACT score 24-29: 34%
ACT score 30-36: 5%
ACT score 24+: 39%
Students applied: 5,509
Students admitted: 2,960
Admission rate: 54%
Students per faculty: 16
4-year graduation rate: 38%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 10,142
Full-time enrolled men: 3,895
Full-time enrolled women: 5,227
Part-time enrolled men: 539
Part-time enrolled women: 481
Freshmen retained: 85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,648
Fees (in state): $1,169
Tuition (out of state): $16,836
Fees (out of state): $1,169
Room and board: $8,320
Est. book expense: $900
Total cost (in state): $17,037
Total cost (out of state): $27,225
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$12,686
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$13,659
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$22,874
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$23,847
Average debt at graduation: $23,163

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 73%
Average need-based aid: $4,351
Average non-need-based aid: $3,378

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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