The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is a state-supported university located on the west side of the Cedar Falls/Waterloo metro area in northeast Iowa.

University of Northern Iowa Colleges include: College of Business Administration; College of Education; College of Humanities and Fine Arts; College of Natural Sciences; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The University of Northern Iowa is accredited through the master's degrees, the specialist's degrees and the doctorate by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA).

The Social Work Department is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. UNI College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The Princeton Review has recognized the College as a Best Business School.

Notable UNI alumni include: Gil Gutknecht (former U.S. Congressman), Dorothy Jean Ray (anthropologist), Roger Jepsen (former U.S. Senator), Tyree Talton (former NFL player), etc.

The Carnegie Foundation granted the University of Northern Iowa a special designation in Community Engagement: Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships.

Awards and Rankings:

- Placed among Tier 1 Regional Universities (Midwest) by US NEws 2011.

- Ranked 2nd in the "Best Midwest Universities-Master's" category for public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2010 "America's Best Colleges" guidebook.

- UNI is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

- It was selected by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2010.

- It is a 2008 recipient of The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

- It is ranked 4th in the nation for the total number of students who study abroad among master's degree institutions, according to Open Doors 2002.

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