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Graduate Student Life at UNI

The University of Northern Iowa, a state-supported school with approximately 14,000 students from 46 states and 73 countries, is located on the western side of the Cedar Falls/Waterloo metropolitan area in northeast Iowa. Sitting on the banks of the Cedar River, Cedar Falls and Waterloo provide the university a multitude of leisure activities such as the Cedar Basin Jazz Festival, College Hill Arts Festival, BBQ’Loo & Blues Too, Cedar Valley Recreational Trails System, Hartman Reserve Nature Center, The Grout Museums, Hearst Center for the Arts and much more.

The University of Northern Iowa began as a teacher preparation school in 1876, making the College of Education the oldest department on campus. Programs offered lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Education, Specialist in Education, and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.). The College of Education’s commitment to excellence has established UNI as one of the Midwest’s premier institutions for preparing teachers and school personnel such as school psychologists.