Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, provides educational opportunities for individuals who want to pursue their bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a unique learning environment. MUM students take one class at a time so they can focus all of their efforts on each course, rather than spreading themselves too thin. The school's unique consciousness-based education is designed to nurture the creativity and development of individuals, and all MUM enrollees can expect to learn and practice Transcendental Meditation.
The campus is rather large, with 262 acres of space, and the majority of university housing consists of single student apartments. Those who would prefer to live with a roommate can opt for one of MUM's 'home-style' college apartments or seek off campus living arrangements in downtown Fairfield. Enrollees can pursue their degrees in a variety of subjects, such as Art, Business, Literature, Mathematics, Maharishi Vedic Science, Sustainable Living and more.
When students are not practicing meditation or attending class they can kick back and relax in downtown Fairfield. The town has a wide variety of restaurants and shops, as well as a blossoming art scene and more than 25 different art galleries to explore. There are plenty of parks for students to stretch their legs and get in touch with nature. Just 30 minutes away from the MUM campus is Ottumwa, Iowa. Here, students can see the house that inspired Grant Wood's famous painting, American Gothic. This town also boasts a large bowling alley as well as an arboretum and many parks.
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