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Maharishi International University Data & Information Overview

8 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
95% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Maharishi International University Ranked?

#304 Best Colleges in Nation
#6 Best Colleges in IA
Computer Science Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Maharishi International University was awarded 8 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer science.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked MIU as #304 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when MIU held the #690 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

MIU also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Iowa ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into MIU?

95% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 95%, some consider MIU to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Learn more about Maharishi International University admissions.

Maharishi International University Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
89% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Maharishi International University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Maharishi International University is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Maharishi International University

79% Freshmen Retention
44% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 79% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Maharishi International University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at MIU for first-time, full-time students is 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

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Maharishi International University Undergraduate Student Diversity

331 Full-Time Undergraduates
26.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
74.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 541 undergraduates at MIU with 331 being full-time and 210 being part-time.

How Much Does Maharishi International University Cost?

$14,052 Net Price
89% Take Out Loans
$32,588 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of MIU is $14,052. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for MIU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,179 $11,577 $10,754 $28,730 $20,730

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of MIU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At MIU, approximately 89% of students took out student loans averaging $8,147 a year. That adds up to $32,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MIU is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do MIU Graduates Make?

$25,941 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from MIU make around $25,941 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 39% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Maharishi International University make the most money.

Location of Maharishi International University

Iowa State
331 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Maharishi International University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Fairfield, Iowa. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Fairfield draws many to the area.

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Contact details for MIU are given below.

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

Maharishi International University Majors

20 Majors With Completions
134 Undergraduate Degrees
462 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 20 majors graduated from Maharishi International University. Of these students, 134 received undergraduate degrees and 462 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 77 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 21 NA
Writing Studies 10 NA
Computer Science 5 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 4 NA
Interdisciplinary Studies 4 NA
Alternative Medicine & Systems 4 NA
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 3 NA
Sustainability Science 3 NA
Agricultural Production 2 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Maharishi International University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at MIU

75% Take At Least One Class Online
63% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 1,791 students took at least one online class at Maharishi International University. This is an increase from the 1,344 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,791 1,510
2019-2020 1,344 954
2018-2019 999 967
2017-2018 1,032 862
2016-2017 1,013 880

Learn more about online learning at Maharishi International University.

Notes and 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.


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