Overview

Applicants
83
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average HS GPA
3.61

Test Scores


Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Interview
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
152
with Terminal Degree
47

111
Men
41
Women
34
Minority
26
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Management Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Elsa Navarette Maciel, BA
Televisa Network, Mexico, TV star

Abhesh Varma, MBA
Creator of largest Indian music site, SmasHits.com

Patricia Innis, MFA
Installation artist, with installed art around the

Paul Mills, Ph.D.
Professor, UC San Diego Med. School; researcher/au

Steve Guich, BA
lead researcher, UC Irvine Gen. Clinical Research

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,138

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,080

Average Need-Based Loan
$8,281

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,270

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,000
Required Fees
$530
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$900

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,400
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Federal Work Study, Veterans, Benefits
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
337

Demographics

3.26%
Asian
6.84%
African-American
8.47%
Hispanic
34.20%
Caucasian
36.81%
Unknown
5.54%
International

53% female
47% male
76% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
55%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
25
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports (Flyers)
1 Sports

Golf
Women's Sports (Flyers)
1 Sports

Golf

Student Services

Day Care
Health

Sustainability

Maharishi University of Management (MUM) is home to a facility described by the Associated Press as “the ultimate green building.” Completed in April 2012, this “building that teaches” houses the Sustainable Living program and generates its own electricity, heating, cooling and water. It’s a perfect complement to the university’s four-year bachelor of arts degree in sustainable living. The Sustainable Living program recently added a new focus: micro-enterprise as a tool for hands-on experience and job preparedness. In one case, students worked to complete an off-the-grid biodiesel production facility.. The station reduces waste on campus by turning used cooking oil from the cafeteria into fuel for co-op members! A composting facility has been constructed and is now a student run micro-enterprise that employs three people. The methodology is based on Dr. Elaine Ingham’s method of microscopically monitored thermal composting. Students in this track also have the opportunity to intern at the famous Rodale Institute. In addition to these new developments, much of the produce in the vegetarian, 97 percent organic, campus cafeteria is still provided by the university farm. One hundred percent of food scraps from the dining hall are composted, a project that has created 75 tons of soil over the course of only three and a half years. A system of single-stream recycling stations and dumpsters in dorms and on campus further increases the volume of the school’s waste diverted from landfills. Additionally, MUM filed an ambitious Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon emissions and target 100 percent of electricity used on campus from renewable sources by 2017.


Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Isabell Jansen
Director of Events and Communications

Address
Admissions
Maharishi Univeristy of Management
Fairfield, IA 52557

Phone
641-209-6620

Email
ijansen@mum.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sustainable Living Center
Golden Domes
60,000 sq. ft. Recreation Center
Student Cafe
Vedic Organic Greenhouses
new in 2017: outdoor amphitheater in the Greenspace

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Maharishi Vedic City
Vedic Organic Greenhouses
shopping on the Fairfield square
international restaurants in Fairfield
17 miles of hiking and biking trails
First Fridays Art Walk is held in Fairfield the first Friday evening of each month. 22 galleries feature fine art and performance art, attracting visitors from Iowa and beyond.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: by appointment
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
marndt@mum.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Eastern Iowa Airport, Cedar Rapids, IA is nearest airport, 80 miles NE of M.U.M. Admissions Office can provide contact info for private taxi services, or car rental is available at the airport. Amtrak service is available to Mt. Pleasant, 25 miles east of M.U.M. Private taxi service from Amtrak station to campus can be arranged through Admissions. Trailways bus comes through Fairfield once a day, around 2 p.m. Arrange pick-up from bus station through Admissions.

Driving Instructions to Campus
see URL, below

Local Accommodations
Rukmapura Park Hotel, Maharishi Vedic City Best Western, Fairfield Super 8, Fairfield Landmark Inn, Fairfield Seven Roses B & B


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