The Diocese of Davenport Catholic schools welcomes you to our website. We invite you to explore our site, as well as visit our schools to witness the difference a Catholic school can make.Our catholic schools are F1 certified schools and any student can transfer to higher education from us. We are accredited non-public schools in the State of Iowa.
UNI is located in the city of Cedar Falls, in the heartland of the United States. Situated on the banks of the Cedar River in northeast Iowa, the Cedar Falls-Waterloo metropolitan area (population 110,000) provides the benefits of urban life in a small-city setting.
Cedar Falls is centrally located between Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis. The nearby municipal airport in Waterloo is only a 10-minute drive from the UNI campus. The Cedar Falls/Waterloo community offers a wide range of opportunities that make it an inviting and nurturing place for students and their families: Art galleries and museums Theatrical and musical performances Places of worship, including Christian churches, a Jewish synagogue, and Islamic centers Movie theatres and a variety of restaurants Major shopping centers, as well as hundreds of individual stores, including ethnic grocery stores Elementary, middle and high schools within a short distance from campus Parks and nature reserves featuring hiking, biking, boating and cross-country skiing trails Evening entertainment establishments for social activities and dancing
Campus The 340-hectare campus features more than 40 major buildings within a 10-minute walking distance of each other. Between buildings, our beautiful park-like campus allows plenty of space to relax between classes. Modern, comprehensive facilities give students knowledge of and experience with the latest technology and equipment.
Undergraduate degrees are typically earned upon completion of 120 to 130 credit hours.Complete list of undergraduate majors.
Graduate degrees (Master)
70 graduate degrees typically require earning a minimum of 30 credit hours. Complete list of graduate majors.
Doctorate degrees in education and technology require a minimum of 60 to 64 credit hours beyond a master’s degree.
Minors and Certificates complement the undergraduate degree program and typically require earning 15 to 30 credit hours. Minors and Certificates are available in 141 areas, ranging from computer applications to international business.
The academic year is divided into three terms. Fall semester is 16 weeks long, beginning in late August and ending in mid-December. Spring semester begins in early January and runs 16 weeks until early May. Summer terms offer four-, six-, and eight-week courses. These sessions begin in early May, June and July.
Great teaching makes a difference at UNI. The professors at UNI include Fulbright scholars, best-selling authors, international business consultants and former Fortune 500 executives. Students describe our professors as dedicated innovative, personable and down-to-earth. Faculty members also make time for one-on-one interaction with students through out-of-class academic advising, research projects, extra-curricular activities and clinical or field projects.
UNI is accredited by the North Central Association of College and Secondary Schools. The College of Business Administration is accredited by the AACSB International, the gold standard of business management accreditation. A Third of business schools are accredited by AACSB.
There are plenty of opportunities to extend your learning beyond the classroom. Some examples include the chance to gain career-related experiences through participation in an internship, working with faculty on undergraduate or graduate research projects, or traveling abroad to study for a semester at one of UNI’s exchange universities.
Computers are everywhere at UNI. Throughout the campus there are large, well-equipped computer labs in classroom buildings, residence halls and in the library. Networked Internet access is also available in residence hall rooms for each student who brings a computer Most buildings have wireless access.
Undergraduate international students with good secondary school academic records and a strong university preparatory curriculum are invited to apply. The following must be submitted:
A completed application form.
Non-refundable application fee of $50.
All official school transcripts, each bearing the seal and signature of a school registrar and mailed directly from the institution to the UNI Admissions Office. Academic records must be submitted in the language of instruction and accompanied by an English translation. Examine the Country Specific Admissions Requirement List to learn more about the required credentials and minimum academic standards needed for Admissions.
All applicants who are not native speakers of English must submit proof of English proficiency. Most students will submit an official Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report. The recommended score for undergraduates is 213 (computer based), 550 (paper based), or 79 (IBT). Click on Alternatives to the TOEFL for additional language proficiency measures.
Students applying to an undergraduate program, but in need of English training, can apply for conditional admission. More information can be found on the Admission Policies page.
International Student Advisor Report. Students transferring directly from a U.S. institution to UNI must also submit this form. This one-page form will be sent to students who identify themselves in this category, or can be downloaded at www.uni.edu/intladm/studentadvisor.pdf.