UNI is located in the city of Cedar Falls. Cedar Falls is located in the northeast quadrant of Iowa, in the middle of America's heartland. The city is home to the University of Northern Iowa, easy to access from Interstate 380, and located at the intersection of Highways 27 (the Avenue of the Saints) and 20. The city is also served by the Waterloo Regional Airport. Cedar Falls is a member of a larger metropolitan area that includes Waterloo, Evansdale and Hudson, known collectively as the Cedar Valley, whose population is 160,691 overall. Cedar Falls' population is 36,940. University students comprise 13,000 of these citizens. Visitors find Cedar Falls a charming place to shop and dine and to enjoy artistic and cultural experiences and exciting athletic competitions. You may learn more about the nieghboring Waterloo here.