Profile Data from 2013
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $7,908
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,137
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
27th Street & Minnesota Street
325 Curris Business Building
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614, United States
Website

About College of Business Administration

The University of Northern Iowa College of Business Administration provides a demanding education to students from Iowa and around the world. Accredited by AACSB International, the College is comprised of five undergraduate departments — accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing — and is home to an MBA program recognized by The Princeton Review. Our graduates' distinctive advantage resides in the unique blend of qualities they offer: essential business knowledge, contemporary professional skills, and traditional work values. Our educational intent is to develop graduates who are prepared to meet the global

Quick Stats

  • Selectivity
    78%
  • Yield
    60%
  • Average Salary
    $43,043
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1965

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About University of Northern Iowa

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
78% University of Northern Iowa 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. High school GPA
  3. SAT/ACT scores
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
6249% 6,249
78% 78
60% 60
78% School Selectivity
60% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT or SAT
  • ALEKS
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Freshman applicants who achieve at least a 245 Regent Admission Index (RAI) score and who meet the required minimum number of high school courses will qualify for automatic admission to any of the three Regent universities in Iowa. Applicants who achieve less than a 245 RAI score will be reviewed on an individual basis. RAI = (2 x ACT composite) + (1 x high school percentile rank) + 20 x high school grade point average) + (5 x number of high school core courses) Transfer students must meet or exceed a combination of total semester hours and grade point average: 24-41 hours, 2.50 GPA; 42-59 hours, 2.25 GPA; 60 or more hours, 2.00

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
625% 625
90% 90
100% 100
90% Program Selectivity
100% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.5
  • Other transfer requirements C- or better in Macroeconomics C- or better in Business Statistics or Introduction to Decision Techniques C- or better in an approved English composition course 30 hours of college credit
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

C- or better in Macroeconomics C- or better in Business Statistics or Introduction to Decision Techniques C- or better in an approved English composition course 30 hours of college credit

Careers

Deere & Company 46
Top Employer
  • Wells Fargo 22
  • Target Corporation 15
  • Principal Financial Group 12
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
92% 92
9% 9.484761904761905
92% Accept Offers
86% Graduates seeking full-time employment
14% Graduates not seeking employment
75% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. South
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
92% 92
Data not provided
U.S. West
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Deere & Company 21
  • Transamerica 10
  • McGladrey 7
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 6
  • Auditor of State (Iowa) 6
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 14
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 73
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 260
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 715
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Individual appointments, mock interviews, resume critiques, presentations and workshops, cooperative education and internships, interest and skills assessments, and fairs and events.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$17,330
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $7,908
  • Fees $942
  • Expenses $8,480
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$26,086
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $16,664
  • Fees $942
  • Expenses $8,480
51% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 33%
  • Merit 67%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website www.UNI.edu/finaid
Scholarships
$3,359,942
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$3,493,285
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business Administration
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
49% 45
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
45% 26
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 College of Business Administration 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • The Management major offers emphases in Human Resource Management, Supply Chain and Purchasing and Organizational Leadership. The Marketing major offers specialization emphases in Advertising and Digital Media, Sales Management, Gloval marketing and Marketing Management. Finance offers emphases in Financial Management, Investments and Financial Services.
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Business Program Classes
17% Less than 20 Students 7% More than 50 Students
76% 21 to 50 students
26 Average number of students in non-business required electives
124 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Leadership and Human Relations
  • Advertising Campaign Development
  • Personal Selling
  • Leadership Skills
  • Global Trade Practices
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 1995
Degrees Offered
  • BA degree from the College of Business Administration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
87% 87
70% 70
Prominent Faculty
  • Daniel Power

    Decision Support Systems

  • David Surdam

    Sports Economics

  • Atul Mitra

    Pay and Compensation/Human Resources

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Students seek and receive co-op and internship credit for positions on campus, in the community and around the country.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Through both semester and short-term prgms. students can improve credibility in job interviews and application to grad. school Students can earn 12-16 hours in a semester long prgm. or 3-5 hours in a summer term.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Various businesses and organizations within the area are in need of student volunteers from the University. Many University student organizations incorporate a community service component in their activities.

Students

12% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 22% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
25 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
90% 90
African American
4% 4
Hispanic
3% 3
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
0%
99%
0%
1%
0%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
96% 96
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
3% 3
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
20 Average age of full-time students
81% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
42% 42
78% 78

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 20,963
Alumni Donations
$271 Average Gift $8,000,000 Largest Gift

Anonymous

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Stan Askren

    HNI CEO and Chair and President of Iowa Business Council

  • Nancy Aossey

    CEO, International Medical Corps

  • Robert James Waller

    Author, Scholar, Consultant