Maharishi International University Overview
Maharishi International University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fairfield, Iowa. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Fairfield draws many to the area.
What Is Maharishi International University Known For?
- The highest award offered at MIU is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 86% of the faculty were full-time.
Maharishi International University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MIU.
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Where Is Maharishi International University?
Contact details for MIU are given below.
|Address:||1000 N 4Th St, Fairfield, IA 52557|
How Do I Get Into MIU?
You can apply to MIU online at: https://www.mum.edu/application/
Admission Requirements for MIU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into MIU?
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 International University?
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 MIU, 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 MIU 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 International University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,404 graduate students at the school.
Of the 331 full-time undergraduates at MIU, 32% are male and 68% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Maharishi International University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||24|
|Hispanic or Latino||27|
Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Maharishi International University. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 80 countries are represented at MIU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Ethiopia, and China.
Online Learning at Maharishi International University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at MIU 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 MIU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Maharishi International University was 101.4%. This is the #23 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at MIU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of MIU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||19%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||20%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at MIU 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 MIU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Alternative Medicine & Systems||#2|
|Business Administration & Management||#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 International University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Administration & Management||0||63||13||3||79|
|Drama & Theater Arts||0||0||15||0||15|
|Alternative Medicine & Systems||0||3||11||0||14|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||0||1||11||1||13|
|Fine & Studio Arts||0||8||3||0||11|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||0||8||0||0||8|
|Communication & Media Studies||0||7||0||0||7|
|Health/Medical Prep Programs||0||2||0||0||2|
|Physiology & Pathology Sciences||0||0||0||1||1|
|Management Information Systems||0||0||0||0||0|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||0||0||0||0||0|
|General English Literature||0||0||0||0||0|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||0||0||0||0||0|
*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.
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