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Maharishi University of Management Overview

Located in Fairfield, Iowa, Maharishi University of Management is a private not-for-profit institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Fairfield draws many to the area.

What Is Maharishi University of Management Known For?

261 Full-Time Undergraduates
$15,093 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest degree offered at MUM is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 86% of the faculty were full-time.

Maharishi University of Management Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, MUM is ranked #1,073 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. MUM also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in Iowa ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that MUM has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for MUM

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 164
Best Colleges for the Money 185
Best Colleges for International Students 653
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 659
Best Colleges 1,073
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,268

Where Is Maharishi University of Management?

Location of Maharishi University of Management

Contact details for MUM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 N 4Th St, Fairfield, IA 52557
Phone: 641-472-7000

How Do I Get Into MUM?

You can apply to MUM online at:

Admission Requirements for MUM

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MUM?

89% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 89%, MUM is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 100%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Can I Afford Maharishi University of Management?

$15,093 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MUM is $15,093. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MUM, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $11,315 a year. That adds up to $45,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MUM is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Maharishi University of Management Undergraduate Student Diversity

261 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 324 undergraduate students at MUM, with 261 being full-time and 63 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  MUM

There are also 1,322 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 261 full-time undergraduates at MUM, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MUM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Maharishi University of Management students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MUM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 27
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 97
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 96

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Maharishi University of Management. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 80 countries are represented at MUM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Ethiopia, and China.

Online Learning at Maharishi University of Management

862 Took All Classes Online
1,032 Took At Least One Class Online
101.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at MUM. In 2017-2018, 1,032 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MUM has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 30th most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of MUM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Maharishi University of Management was 101.4%. This is the #23 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at MUM regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MUM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 24%
Business Administration & Management 19%
Business, Management & Marketing 20%
Health Professions 12%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MUM ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at MUM.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Alternative Medicine & Systems #2
Business Administration & Management #9
Health Professions #9
Business, Management & Marketing #11

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Maharishi University of Management Majors

In 2017-2018, Maharishi University of Management awarded 230 undergraduate degrees and 954 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 0 29 0
Agricultural Production 0 2 0 0
Alternative Medicine & Systems 0 3 11 0
Business Administration & Management 0 63 13 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 7 0 0
Computer Science 0 4 390 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 15 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 8 3 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 2 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1 11 1
Mathematics 0 4 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 8 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 1
Sustainability Science 0 8 0 0
Writing Studies 0 5 0 0
Total 0 230 944 10


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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