A business degree from UNIBusiness will guarantee career flexibility in an unpredictable job market.

Get ready to make an impact. 

As a teaching-focused university, UNI's faculty will put you first. They bring their experience and expertise into the classroom and supplement their courses with knowledge gained through intensive research, career service and engagement. You can enhance your knowledge and skills through student-faculty research beginning their very first year!


You will also discover UNI’s value. More than 94 percent of first-year students receive some type of financial assistance. Breaking away from national trends, UNI graduates’ average student loan indebtedness has decreased by nearly 13 percent over the past seven years, and they owe less than students who graduate from most all other institutions in Iowa.  It's no surprise that UNI ranks in the top third of all U.S. institutions in Money Magazine's "2017 Best Colleges for Your Money" list.


How and when to apply to UNI

To get a jump start on your plans, it's important to apply for admission early in your senior year of high school. This will allow you plenty of time to apply for university and pre-business scholarships.

Dates to note for admittance to UNI

  • Complete your application from August to December of your senior year
  • University scholarship application form is available starting September 1. Applications must be received by January 15 to be considered for UNIBusiness and departmental scholarships. You will be notified in March or April for the following academic year's awards.
  • Social Engagement Scholarship and Scholarships for International Activities require separate applications.​

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If you have a stellar academic record, you can qualify to direct admission to the College of Business Administration.

Direct admission to the College of Business Administration will get you on the fast track to a successful business education. Students directly admitted will be welcomed to the College by Dean Leslie Wilson at a special event that includes a reception, personalized CBA tour and photo with Dean Wilson.

If you're a high school senior, you should apply to the University of Northern Iowa as a first-year student, and choose the College of Business Administration as your college of interest. If you meet the university’s criteria for admission, we'll automatically review your application to determine if you're eligible for direct admission into the College of Business Administration.


Direct Admission Criteria

To be directly admitted to the College of Business Administration, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 3.6 high school GPA

  • 26 or higher composite ACT score

If you meet just one of these criteria, your application will be reviewed more closely and you may still be selected for direct admission. 

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