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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.

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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, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into Upper Iowa University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English16 - 23
ACT ® Math18 - 24
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UIU

The chances for admission at UIU can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions713 (60%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled164 (23%)

Student Enrollment

Upper Iowa University has a total student population of about 5,700. The student body is made up of 91% undergraduate students and 9% 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 $24,000-$29,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $940 for part time students

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 Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$15,572
Receiving Student Loans99%$6,633

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

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 45%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years33%
Graduating in 5 Years9%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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

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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Public Administration and Social Services


Social Sciences


  • Elementary Education (B)
  • Social Science Teacher Education (B)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (M)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Secondary School Special Education Programs (M)
  • Elementary Special Education Programs (M)
  • Educational Leadership and Administration (M)
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Community College Education
  • Teacher and Professional Development
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (A, B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Engineering Technology

  • Quality Control Technology (M)
  • Industrial Technology (B)

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art (B)
  • Art Studies

Security and Protective Services

Communications and Journalism

  • Sports Communication (B)
  • Communication, General (B)

English Language and Literature

Physical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Agriculture Operations

  • Plant Sciences
  • Agricultural Business

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