Jul 27, 2017

Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa!

Growing up 170 miles west of Cedar Falls, I consider it a great privilege to be back in the state of Iowa and serving as the president of UNI. At UNI, we are dedicated to ensuring every member of the university community reaches their individual educational, professional and personal life goals.

UNI is a unique place where students can standout and excel.  We have the facilities and resources of a major university and the friendliness and atmosphere of a small college.  We are nationally recognized for our commitment to the success of our students, high educational standards, and impact on economic development.

Here are just a few reasons UNI is the “right fit” for our students:

  • Our faculty members bring unparalleled experience and expertise into the classroom and supplement their courses with knowledge gained through intensive research, service and engagement.

  • Undergraduate students can enhance their knowledge and skills through student-faculty collaborative projects and research as early as their very first year at UNI.

  • UNI offers a quality education that is accessible and affordable.

  • Living Learning Communities are integrated within each of our 10 residence halls that surround students with peers who share similar interests, whether academic or non-academic.

  • Students have access to a nationally recognized college dining service, outstanding health and wellness services, a state-of-the-art performing arts complex, multiple sports venues for cheering on our Panther Athletics, opportunities to participate in intermural and sports clubs, and much more.

I am excited to be part of the Panther family and encourage you to explore our website. However, nothing compares to seeing the campus for yourself. Stop by for a visit; you can be certain a warm Panther welcome is waiting for you!

Panther Proud!

Mark A. Nook