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About UNI

Our mid-sized state university is comfortably nestled in the town of Cedar Falls. The campus, consisting of 40 major buildings on approximately 900 acres, can be crossed in a quick 10-minute stroll. With student enrollment around 12,000, class sizes are small enough to receive one-on-one attention from faculty, yet large enough to facilitate a variety of perspectives. To learn more about the UNI campus and what our colleges and community have to offer, visit Inside UNI.

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About the Cedar Falls/Waterloo Area

Cedar Falls (population 40,000) is located in Northeastern Iowa and borders Waterloo, Iowa, (population 68,000) to make up a population of just over 108,000. Centrally located, it's near an interstate and several major highways to make travel quick and convenient. Within driving distance from several large cities, the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area is approximately 180 miles from Minneapolis, 270 miles from Chicago, 300 miles from Kansas City and 350 miles from St. Louis.

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About Iowa

Iowa is located right in the "American Heartland" of the midwestern United States, with a state population just more than 3 million. The climate is ever-changing, with a full four seasons with the summer bringing the nationally-known RAGBRAI event (the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) in which thousands of bicyclists ride from one side of the state to the other. There's plenty to do around the state and region, indoors and out.

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Campus Security and Crime Statistics

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, UNI publishes an Annual Security & Fire Report. The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including crime prevention, crime reporting policies, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual assault and student disciplinary procedures. The report also contains the three previous years' crime and fire statistics for on campus locations and certain off campus locations owned or controlled by UNI. To obtain a copy of the report, contact the UNI Department of Public Safety located at 030 Gilchrist Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50614, call 319-273-2712 or visit

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