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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?

116 Undergraduate Awards
$16,944 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at MIU is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 86% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Computer Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Maharishi International University?

Location of Maharishi International University

Contact details for MIU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 N 4Th St, Fairfield, IA 52557
Phone: 641-472-7000
Website: https://www.mum.edu

How Do I Get Into MIU?

You can apply to MIU online at: https://www.mum.edu/application/

Admission Requirements for MIU

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 MIU?

89% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
MIU has the high acceptance rate of 89%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested 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 International University?

$16,944 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MIU is $16,944. 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 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

331 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 457 undergraduate students at MIU, with 331 being full-time and 126 being part-time.

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

There are also 1,404 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 331 full-time undergraduates at MIU, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  MIU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of MIU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 27
White 106
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 157

Geographic Diversity

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

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 MIU. 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 MIU has changed over the last few years.

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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
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 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
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 International University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Computer Science 0 4 390 0 394
Business Administration & Management 0 63 13 3 79
Accounting 0 0 29 0 29
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
Sustainability Science 0 8 0 0 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 7 0 0 7
Writing Studies 0 5 0 0 5
Mathematics 0 4 0 0 4
Agricultural Production 1 2 0 0 3
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
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 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
TOTAL 1 115 472 5 593

References

*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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