UNI Off-Campus Housing Guide When to search
If you're looking for a great place with four bedrooms at Northern Iowa, you'll want to start contacting landlords as early as October. Most students that are living with friends get their lease signed before the end of the first semester. But if you're interested in an apartment with one roommate or a studio, you'll be able to find a good place close to campus in Cedar Falls through March.
Rent In Cedar Falls
One of the best things about living off-campus at UNI is how affordable it is. If you're willing to put up with a few roommates, you can find fantastic housing for less than $400 per month and even as cheap as $225 per month. No matter what, if you start looking in October, you'll find something great and avoid breaking the bank.
Here's a breakdown of average rents per person, per bedroom:
Life in Cedar Falls, IA Where to Have Fun
Cedar Falls isn't a famous party town by any stretch of the imagination. It takes some work to find out what there is to do on any given weekend. Your best bet is to make some friends early on in the dorms and latch on close to them. They'll be your bar compatriots eventually and help you find out where you need to be on College Hill on a Saturday night.
Things To Do
With just 13,000 students, Northern Iowa doesn't really dominate the entire city in which it is housed, the way some larger universities do. But Cedar Falls still has the feel of a college town. Especially on basketball game days. The Panthers have made six NCAA tournaments since 2004 and advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2010. So it's worth your while to make it to a few men's basketball games.
College Hill is a strip of bars located on College Street (appropriately enough), where many students hang out on the weekends. It's basically UNI social headquarters once classes are out, especially for students over 21.
Students generally frequent these bars most often:
The Big Woods Lake Recreation Area is a popular sojourn for students interested in kayaking, camping, hiking and more outdoor activities.