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#15 Best Midwest University – U.S. News

In 2011, the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) was ranked the 15th best university in the Midwest by U.S. News.  These rankings are based on a variety of factors including: graduation rates, campus life, academic offerings, activities, sports, cost, availability of financial aid, peer assessments, quality of faculty, class size, and financial resources.

Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Gold  Award

In 2011, UNI received the gold award from the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System.  The award was given based on the sustainability progress of UNI’s education, research, operations, planning, administration, and innovation.  UNI is the only institution in Iowa that has achieved the Gold STAR status.

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Finalist

In 2010, UNI was a finalist in the United States President’s Higher Education Community Service Roll.  UNI has consistently placed on this honor roll which recognizes colleges and universities in the United States for their dedication to community service.  UNI is the only university in Iowa to be named a finalist for this award.

Visit the UNI website for a full list of the University of Northern Iowa's National Rankings and Awards.