Maharishi International University: Tuition Fees, Acceptance Rate, Rankings, Courses

Maharishi International University (MIU), formerly Maharishi University of Management, is a private university in Fairfield, Iowa. It was founded in 1973 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and features a “consciousness-based education” system that includes the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Its founding principles include the development of the full potential of the individual, fulfilling economic aspirations while maximizing proper use of the environment and bringing spiritual fulfillment and happiness to humanity.

The university is accredited through the doctoral level by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and offers degree programs in art, business, education, communications, mathematical science, literature, physiology & health, Vedic Science and sustainable living.

The original campus was located in Goleta, California, and in 1974 moved to the current 370-acre campus in Fairfield, Iowa. During the 1990s many older buildings were demolished and replaced using green technology and the principles of ancient Vedic architecture. The university features an academic “block system” (only one subject for four weeks) and a diverse, multinational student body. It is said to offer an organic, vegetarian food program.


Tuition is $500 per credit ($750 per credit for the MS in Computer Science). On-site undergraduates will receive scholarships (and grants if available) to cover tuition. Housing and meals are $210 per week for on-campus students while in class.



Maharishi International University is ranked #127-166 out of 167 Regional Universities Midwest. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.




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