University of Northern Iowa Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to UNI. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to UNI.

What are your chances at UNI?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at UNI or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At UNI, 27.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for University of Northern Iowa, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for UNI?

    UNI requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of Some
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Recommended of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

    In addition to the above requirements, UNI also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    UNI requires a minimum of 24 credits.

    What are University of Northern Iowa’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down UNI transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline August 15
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline January 1
    Summer Transfer Deadline June 1

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for University of Northern Iowa transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to UNI on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is University of Northern Iowa’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, UNI received 1521 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 1126 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for UNI is 74.03%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into UNI. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at UNI?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at UNI or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    Additionally, of the 1126 accepted transfer students, 802 students enrolled - that means the yield was 71.23%.

    UNI accepts 75 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford UNI

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    What are the University of Northern Iowa transfer GPA requirements?

    UNI requires a minimum college GPA of 2.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, UNI requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.0.

    Additional Transfer Info. for UNI

    UNI has noted the additional policies: Some majors have additional entrance requirements which may include higher GPA standards. Therefore, it is possible for students to be eligible for admission to the University, but not meet entrance requirements for their anticipated major..

    Will you enjoy transferring to UNI?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to UNI. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Cedar Falls...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at UNI is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to UNI then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into UNI

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the UNI website for more info.
    UNI accepts 74.03% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into UNI, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.56 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.7. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of UNI students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 460 620 540
    SAT Reading 425 600 512
    2018 Total SAT Score 885 1220 1052
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 19 26 22
    ACT Reading 20 25 22
    2018 Total ACT Score 39 51 45

    University of Northern Iowa’s average SAT score is 1052. To be a competitive applicant for University of Northern Iowa your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at UNI?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at UNI or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to UNI, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to Upper Iowa University
    Transfering to Pittsburg State University
    Transfering to Bemidji State University
    Transfering to University of Minnesota-Duluth
    Transfering to Minnesota State University Moorhead