Student Success and Retention

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First Year Only Courses


Every first-year student at UNI has the opportunity to enroll in a first-year only Liberal Arts Core course. This classroom experience connects you to a faculty member who will assist you through the transition to college, a peer mentor who will provide support inside and outside the classroom, and a tight-knit community of other first-year students who are also experiencing their first semester at UNI. 

First-year classes are geared toward helping students create a supportive transition to UNI and the academic changes they will experience during their first semester on campus. 


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