Maharishi University Of Management

Maharishi University Of Management

The Maharishi University of Management was founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as the Maharishi International University in 1971, in Santa Barbara, California. In 1974, the institute was shifted to the former campus of Parsons College in Iowa. It was given its current name in 1995, and currently occupies a 272-acre campus in Fairfield, Iowa.

The Maharishi University of Management awards bachelor's degrees in arts, fine arts, and science, and master's degrees in business administration, science, arts, and teacher education. Students can also pursue doctorate degrees in the fields of physiology, management, and Vedic science. Courses at MUM focus on a consciousness-based education, and both students and faculty are required to practice Transcendental Meditation daily.

The Maharishi University of Management's Department of Exercise and Sport Science organizes adventure trips featuring cross country skiing, kayaking, horseback riding, canoeing, and sail boating opportunities.

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Maharishi University of Management
1000 N 4th St
Fairfield , IA 52557
General Phone: (515) 472-7000

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Maharishi Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Computer Science and Engineering141computer science
Business and Management41business management, accounting and management
Liberal Arts20English, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies
Conservation and Resource Management11environmental science
Fine Arts10fine arts
Education and Teaching8elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Science7physiology, physics courses
Media3media studies
Mathematics2mathematics and computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Maharishi in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree5912
Master's degree1829
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01
Doctor's degree24
Postbaccalaureate certificate12
Post-master's certificate01

Maharishi Student Body

In 2007-2008, Maharishi had a total enrollment of 948 students (1,236 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 59%
Women 41%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 20%
Graduate 80%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 19%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 74%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 5%
20-21 7%
22-24 13%
25-29 42%
30-34 17%
35-39 8%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 1%

Maharishi Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %

Maharishi Room and Board (2007)

Maharishi offers campus housing for 400 of its 1,236 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Fairfield, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Maharishi Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Maharishi Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,430
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,430
Room and board $ 6,000
Room charge $ 2,800
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,200
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,000

Financial Aid:
Maharishi participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1111300)

Maharishi Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$19,2040*
Associate professorcalendar year8$17,8284$10,443
Assistant professorcalendar year20$24,2894$9,897
Instructorcalendar year8$14,5392*
All faculty totalcalendar year45$20,39010$10,236

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Maharishi Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mathematics and Computer Science

Communication and Media Studies, Other


Physics, Other
Physiology, General

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Maharishi Highlights

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What Sets Maharishi Apart:

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% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 7%Maharishi Male % of student body
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Top 11%Maharishi Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 12%Maharishi % of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Top 13%Maharishi Minority % of student body
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