Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$30,450

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,056
Declined 845
Total Received 1,901
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Private

3,680

undergraduate students

599

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,279
Established in 1857
Coeducational Coeducational

50-acre campus in Fayette (population: 1,469), 50 miles from Waterloo; branch campuses in Des Moines and Waterloo; Fort Polk and Jackson Barracks, LA; Fort 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).

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Eastern Iowa

Upper Iowa University
605 Washington Street
Fayette, IA
52142

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
56%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Peacock Alumni for Student Traditions
  • UIU Science and Environment Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Peacocks for Progress

Top Events

  • Winter Formal
  • Homecoming
  • Backyard BBQ
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
63%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.21

Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,056
Declined 845
Total Received 1,901

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,664

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,700
Room & board $8,460
Additional fees $750
Books & supplies $1,560
Total $40,470
Average Financial Aid - $4,664
Total with Avg. Aid $35,806
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Software Engineering
Criminology
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

4,279

total students

-21%

in-state

121%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

3,680
students

Female
62%
2,278

Male
38%
1,402

14%

599
students

Female
64%
384

Male
36%
215

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

50%

1,856
students

Female
61%
1,125

Male
39%
731

50%

1,824
students

Female
64%
1,153

Male
36%
671

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 60%
Student 6 year graduation rate 47%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

76

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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