Maharishi International University

Private, Four-years School Located in Fairfield, IA

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How much is the Maharishi International tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Maharishi International's tuition & fees is $16,530.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $28,730 when a student lives on-campus.

Maharishi International Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$16,530
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$7,400
On-campus Expenses$3,800
Off-campus Room & Board$7,400
Off-campus Expenses$3,800
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$16,530

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Maharishi International for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $66,120 at Maharishi International. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $110,920. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $76,848.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Sophomore (2024-25)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Junior (2025-26)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Senior (2026-27)$16,530$27,730$19,212
4 Years Total$66,120$110,920$76,848
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Sophomore (2025-26)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Junior (2026-27)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Senior (2027-28)$16,530$27,730$19,212
4 Years Total$66,120$110,920$76,848
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Sophomore (2026-27)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Junior (2027-28)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Senior (2028-29)$16,530$27,730$19,212
4 Years Total$66,120$110,920$76,848
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Sophomore (2027-28)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Junior (2028-29)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Senior (2029-30)$16,530$27,730$19,212
4 Years Total$66,120$110,920$76,848
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Sophomore (2028-29)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Junior (2029-30)$16,530$27,730$19,212
Senior (2030-31)$16,530$27,730$19,212
4 Years Total$66,120$110,920$76,848

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Maharishi International' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $25,497.
In-StateOut-of-State
Maharishi International University$16,530
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Maharishi International and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Maharishi International UniversityFairfield, IA$16,530$29,530
Salve Regina UniversityNewport, RI$47,930$12,795
California State University-SacramentoSacramento, CA$19,482$18,540
Centenary UniversityHackettstown, NJ$37,732$19,350
Gallaudet UniversityWashington, DC$18,382$21,510
Eastern Nazarene CollegeQuincy, MA$28,610$11,373
Methodist UniversityFayetteville, NC$39,664$43,365
Point Loma Nazarene UniversitySan Diego, CA$43,550$11,880
Abilene Christian UniversityAbilene, TX$42,380$24,174
Western Connecticut State UniversityDanbury, CT$16,095$18,469
City University of SeattleSeattle, WA$14,589$12,167

Financial Aid and COA

At Maharishi International University, 392 students (60%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $8,518.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Maharishi International is $20,212 for students living on-campus and $20,212 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 14 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $11,751 and the average amount of student loans is $6,730.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$28,730
COA (off-campus)$28,730
Tuition & Fees$16,530
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,200
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,200
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,212
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,212
Average Financial Aid$8,518
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship39260%$8,518
Pell Grants31949%$4,630
Federal Student Loan37858%$8,945
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1488%-
Grants or Scholarships1381%$11,751
Federal Grants1063%$5,711
Pell Grants1063%$5,360
Other Federal Grants1063%$351
State/Local Grants16%$6,458
Institutional Grants1275%$7,434
Student Loan Aid1063%$6,730
Federal Student Loans1063%$6,730
Other Student Loans0--

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Maharishi International's acceptance rate is 94.83%. A total of 58 applicants applied to and 55 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 38 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 69.09%.
To apply to Maharishi International, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants5820$38
Admitted5520$35
Enrolled3816$22
Acceptance Rate94.83%100.00%92.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)69.09%80.00%62.86%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Maharishi International University has a total of 2,673 students including 681 undergraduate and 1,992 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,231 male students and 1,172 female students attending Maharishi International. The school offers online degree programs and 1,474 students enrolled online exclusively (55.14% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,403 1,2311,172
Undergraduate655 153502
Graduate1,748 1,078670

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1000 North 4th Street, Fairfield, IA
Phone641-472-7000
WEBhttps://www.miu.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered37 Programs
Online Program Offered5 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered18 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate94.29%
Yield54.55%
Student Population2,673
Graduation Rate50%
Retention Rate56% (Full-time), 23% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties100 (Full-time), 11 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs317 (Full-time), 50 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$38,127
Average Staff Salary$36,259