University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

Northern Iowa says, "the university's undergraduate programs are founded on a strong liberal arts curriculum. The liberal arts experience in the Liberal Arts Core exposes students to the broad areas of knowledge embodied in the whole of the environment and liberates students to further develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to live thoughtful, creative, and productive lives." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:10,142
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:38%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,817 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$18,005 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because the "Reading and Writing" requirement may be satisfied by a "First Year Cornerstone," which does not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    University of Northern Iowa uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/20/2016


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