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Description of UNI for Use in Recruitment

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.

One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report ranked UNI in the top three among Midwest public universities for the past 17 years.

The university’s size -- just more than 12,100 students -- allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus. With more than 40 major buildings on 940 acres, the campus can still be crossed in an easy 15-minute walk.

Experiential learning opportunities such as undergraduate research, internships, student teaching, international study programs, community service and cooperative education create a classroom connection with real-world experience. A rigorous liberal arts curriculum equips students with a broad understanding and knowledge of how to apply and acquire new information throughout life.

Activities on campus are plentiful for both students and the community. The university offers a full calendar of fine- and performing arts events offered by music and theatre students, many of which take place in the acoustically outstanding Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The GBPAC also hosts numerous national touring acts as part of its artist series. Panther athletics sponsors 15 varsity intercollegiate sports, six men's programs and nine women's programs.

For more information, visit www.uni.edu.

       

Short version

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.

One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report ranked UNI in the top three among Midwest public universities for the past 17 years.

The university’s size -- just more than 12,100 students -- allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus.

For more information, visit www.uni.edu.