From its inception as an orphanage over 136 years ago to a public training school for teachers, UNI has developed into a nationally recognized, comprehensive university with a diverse and vibrant campus community.
UNI’s mission is to provide transformative learning experiences that inspire students to embrace challenge, engage in critical inquiry and creative thought and contribute to society. We do this by offering more than 90 undergraduate majors and 54 graduate majors to over 13,000 students from all over the world. We celebrate the proud distinctions of having the largest teacher education program in the state of Iowa and we’re home to one of the nation’s Best Business Schools, as named by the Princeton Review. No matter what your interests, UNI has something to offer.
I am honored to lead the University of Northern Iowa and invite you to get to know us better either through our website or by visiting our beautiful campus. However you come to know us, I am confident you will agree that UNI is a place of unlimited opportunities.