Upper Iowa University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

Parker Fox Hall

PO Box 1859

Fayette, IA 52142

(563) 425-5281

(800) 553-4150

Fax: (563) 425-5323

Contact: Linc Morris

Vice President of Enrollment Management
Main Address

605 Washington Street, PO Box 1857

Fayette, IA 52142

(563) 425-5200


Total undergrads: 787

Degree-seeking undergrads: 767

Graduate enrollment: 27


Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15

Online application fee: $15
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 62%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 60%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts Management B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Information Technology C


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Physical Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health Facilities Administration B
Health System Administration B
Physical Therapy Assistance B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Personal & Culinary Services

Funeral Services/Mortuary Science B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Upper Iowa University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (563) 425-5200
Website: https://www.uiu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: uiu.edu/locations/fayette/Apply.html
Address: 605 Washington St, Fayette, IA 52142-1857
Setting: Rural: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,279
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 41%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,363 (32% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $31,685
Out-of-state Tuition: $31,685
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,239

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Upper Iowa University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Upper Iowa University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 9165
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 3119
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 3
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 121
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 121
Social Sciences 113
Visual and Performing Arts 12
Grand total 2144618

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Upper Iowa University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $31,685
Out-of-state $31,685
Books and supplies $1,560

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $21,060
Out-of-state $21,060

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 179 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 177 98% $23,239
Student loan aid 124 69% $7,694

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,468 66% $10,563
Federal student loans 2,110 56% $10,020

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Upper Iowa University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Upper Iowa University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,443 860 583
Percent admitted 100% 55% 46%
Percent admitted who enrolled 13% 14% 11%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Upper Iowa University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,279
Undergraduate enrollment 3,680
Graduate enrollment 599

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Upper Iowa University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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