Welcome from President Nook

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa! At UNI, we are dedicated to ensuring every member of the university community reaches their educational, professional and personal life goals.

UNI offers a unique educational experience for each student. We have the facilities and resources of a major university, and the friendliness and atmosphere of a small college. UNI is nationally recognized for faculty and student excellence in our signature disciplines—Education, Business Administration, the Sciences, and the Fine and Performing Arts.

There are many reasons students are successful at UNI. Here are just a few characteristics that contribute to their success:

  • Our students get to know their professors personally. Faculty integrate knowledge gained through their research, service and community engagement directly into classroom learning.
  • Many undergraduate students enhance their knowledge and skills through student-faculty collaborative projects and research as early as their very first year at UNI.
  • 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 intramural and sports clubs, volunteer and community service experiences, and much more.
  • UNI is leading the way on reducing student debt. At a time when student debt is rising steadily across the country, we have taken action to reduce borrowing at UNI. Our graduates are nearly $6,000 below the national average.
  • UNI has been recognized as one of the safest college campuses in the United States by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. At UNI, we are committed to providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive educational environment for every student.

We are a university that is focused on the success of our students so they can make an impact in our world throughout their lives. I invite you to visit campus and explore all that UNI has to offer.

Panther Proud!

Mark A. Nook