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UNI named to Wall Street Journal's College Rankings 2018

September 27, 2017

Scott Ketelsen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa has been named to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2018. This marks the first time UNI has made the list.

The rankings constitute a comparative assessment of more than 1,000 U.S. universities and colleges that are designed to give students and their families the information they need to choose where to study. It also incorporates the voices of 100,000 American college students, collected through Times Higher Education's annual U.S. Student Survey, to answer the questions that matter the most to students and their families: Will I have access to my professors? Will my classroom experiences be engaging? Does the university have a good academic reputation? How can I be involved with the campus community? Will I be able to graduate on time, pay off my loans and get a good job?

Rankings are generated from four "pillars," each of which represents a key area in teaching excellence: resources, engagement, outputs and environment. UNI ranked particularly high in the engagement pillar—No. 33 out of 1,054 institutions nationally.

UNI's commitment to student engagement can be seen throughout the campus community:

- 99 percent of classes are taught by faculty

- The average class size is 26

- The university has a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio,

- Academic resources are available to all students

- Campus is home to more than 260 student clubs and organizations

- Living Learning Communities are popular in the residence halls

- Thousands of employers recruit UNI alums each year

In addition to being named to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2018, UNI is also No. 2 among top Midwest public universities according to U.S. News & World Report, ranks in the top third of all U.S. institutions in Money Magazine's "2017 Best College for Your Money" and is consistently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

For the full College Rankings 2018 list, visit