Campus Visit

Campus-Visit NIACC

The best way to learn more about North Iowa Area Community College is to visit our campus.  We think you will be delighted with the beauty of campus, our state-of-the-art facilities, and our friendly faculty, staff, and students.  A visit to NIACC will help you figure out that NIACC is the Perfect Fit for You.

Find out about campus visit options, schedule your visit, and get directions to North Iowa Area Community College.  When you come to the NIACC campus, just look for the Pierce Administration Building. That’s where the Admissions offices are located.

Free FAFSA Help

If you’d like to apply for financial aid while you are visiting campus, contact our Financial Management Advisor, Cindy Lind, at or 641-422-4417 to make an appointment. When you schedule your appointment, she will inform you of what you need to bring with you to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This a free service provided by NIACC. This appointment will take between 45 minutes to one hour.

Saturday Visits

You may choose to visit campus on a Saturday morning where you and your family can attend a group presentation and a campus tour. This option is intended for students who do not need individual counseling, but instead want an overview of admissions requirements, financial aid, academic programs, and student life.The admissions office will have group presentations 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Call the Admissions Office to reserve your spot.

Saturday visits will be held:

  • October 17, 2015
  • November 21, 2015
  • December 19, 2015
  • January 16, 2016
  • February 20, 2016
  • March 19, 2016
  • April 16, 2016

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Individual Visit

When you visit campus you will receive enrollment information covering admission procedures, financial aid, housing, student life, academic programs and the many opportunities available to students at NIACC. Your visit will include a walking tour of campus and the residence halls. We can arrange a visit with an instructor in the department of your choice, if you choose. Other activities can be arranged according to your special interests.

When should I Schedule a Visit?

The Admissions Office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We recommend that you contact us at least one week in advance so that we can arrange a personal visit for you, or reserve a place in one of our Special Visits, or Saturday visits.

To schedule your individual visit and tour, call the Admissions Office at:
1-888-GO NIACC. Ext 4245

How Do I Get to NIACC?

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NIACC is located on the east edge of Mason City in North Central Iowa. The countryside campus is about a 2-hour drive from Minneapolis, Minnesota and Des Moines, Iowa.

Staying Overnight?

We’ll be happy to provide a listing of available lodging in Mason City. Call the Admissions Office at 1-888-GO NIACC, ext. 4245.

Phone Numbers You May Need

Admissions 641-422-4245 Athletic Office 641-422-4344 Financial Aid 641-422-4168

Special Assistance

If someone in your party will need special assistance or accommodation, please notify the Admissions Office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Contact the NIACC Admissions Office

North Iowa area Community College
500 College Drive
Mason City, IA 50401
Local Phone 641-422-4245
Toll Free 1-888-GO NIACC, ext. 4245
Web: Admissions Office

NIACC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Vietnam Era Veteran.

The information in this publication is believed to be current. While every attempt is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information, some details may be subject to change.