Maharishi International University

Fairfield, IA, USA
3.80 Average Rating

Maharishi International University is built on the idea of “consciousness-based education,” which encourages students to gain deep self-knowledge while earning undergrad and advanced degrees. MIU has programs in 10 academic departments that all run on a block schedule, meaning students only take one course at a time. Located in Fairfield, Iowa, the 370-acre campus is home to a 60,000-square-foot recreation center and a dining hall featuring an entirely organic vegetarian menu, the first American institution of higher learning to offer such a food plan. MIU is also the first university in the country to offer bachelor’s programs in Sustainable Living and Consciousness & Human Potential

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 30, 2022

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
3%
Out-Of-State Students
88%

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,015
Total Number of Undergrads
541
Academic Calendar

Semester

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Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
72%
20-39 Students
22%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,441
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$16,530
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,530
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,400
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
89%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
63%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,389
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
63%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,620
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,938

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
78%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,846
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,248
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$243

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
25%
75%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
58%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

School Colors
white, green, and gold
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$30,400

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating

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