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Tuition & Fees

$28,890

$28,890

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 977
Declined + 420
Total Received 1,397
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Private (nonprofit)

4,439

undergraduate students

723

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Human Services
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6885
ACT 1360

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
44%
12-17
34%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
34%
12-17
34%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
50%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Upper Iowa University, founded in 1857, is a public coeducational institution. Its 50-acre campus is located in Fayette, IA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,162
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Fayette, IA

50-acre campus in Fayette (population: 1,427), 50 miles from Waterloo; branch campuses in Des Moines and Waterloo, IA; Ft. Polk and Jackson Barracks, LA; Ft. Leavenworth, KS; and Chien, Janesville, Madison, Prairiedu, Wausau, and West Allis, WI. Air serves Cedar Rapids and Waterloo (75 miles); bus serves Independence (30 miles).

Upper Iowa University
605 Washington Street
Fayette, IA 52142

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
56%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 20% of male students
 
6 sororities 25% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
44%
12-17
34%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
29%
18-23
34%
12-17
34%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
50%
12-17
25%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Required of some
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
ACT only Required

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 977
Declined + 420
Total Received 1,397

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Storm Schmitt
Dean of Enrollment Management
P: 563 425-5281
F: 563 425-5323
admission@uiu.edu

Cost

Tuition $28,140
Room $3,280
Board $3,570
Additional fees $750
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $37,140
Average Financial Aid - $12,097
Total with Avg. Aid $25,043

Financial Aid

54%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,097

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,001,942
State $2,917,238
Institutional $9,521,519
Other external $0
Total $20,440,699

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $3,095,607
Other external $213,609
Total $3,309,216

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (Division II), Mid-America intercollegiate Athletic Association (Division II Men's Soccer)
Mascot
Pete the Peacock
School colors
Columbia blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Applied Plant Science
Art
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Business General
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communications
Conservation Management
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Education
Elementary Education
Emergency Disaster Management
English
English/Communications
Environmental Science
Exercise/Sports Studies
Finance
Financial Management
Fitness/Wellness
Forensic Science
General Business
Graphic Design
Health Care Administration
Health Services
Health Services Administration
Human Resources Management
Human Services
Industrial Technology
Informational Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Liberal Arts
Life Sciences
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mortuary Science
Physical Education
Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 3
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading
Recreation
Science
Secondary Education
Social Sciences
Sociology
Sports Administration
Wellness
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Undergraduate

86%

4,439
students

Female
58%
2,588

Male
42%
1,851

Graduate

14%

723
students

Female
69%
499

Male
31%
224

undergraduateFull-time

60%

2,684
students

Female
56%
1,503

Male
44%
1,181

undergraduatePart-time

40%

1,755
students

Female
62%
1,085

Male
38%
670

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented China
France
Japan
Malaysia
South Korea
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nadia Korobova
Center for International Education
563 425-5864
korobovan57@uiu.edu

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