Upper Iowa University (UIU)

605 Washington St, Fayette, IA

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UIU is a nonprofit private institution located in Fayette, IA and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Enrollment at UIU is nearly 5,700 annually.

Areas of study offered at UIU include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Most students accepted to this school achieve an SAT score between 760 - 1050, or an ACT composite score in a range of 19 - 24. Roughly 60 percent of all applicant were accepted at Upper Iowa University, with 23 percent of those admitted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at uiu.edu.

The cost of tuition is close to $26,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's tuition calculator to get a better idea of their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $3,100 each year. Students enrolled at Upper Iowa University may qualify for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for UIU is the "Peacocks", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

Students who wish to get more about UIU may take a look at their website at http://www.uiu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates UIU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Upper Iowa University has a total student population of about 4,800. The student body is made up of 86% undergraduate students and 6% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $27,000-$33,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,100 to $1,400 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$15,125
Receiving Student Loans73%$7,596

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Upper Iowa University may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Upper Iowa University has an overall graduation rate which is around 40%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years24%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2008)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2008)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Upper Iowa University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Basketball (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Football (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Physical Sciences


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Upper Iowa University for official up-to-date information.

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