Upper Iowa University Overview
Located in Fayette, Iowa, Upper Iowa University is a private not-for-profit institution. UIU is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.
What Is Upper Iowa University Known For?
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at UIU.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UIU makes roughly $42,900 a year. This is 5% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Upper Iowa University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
UIU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#92||Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UIU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UIU has earned from around the web.
|#13||Highest Paid Criminology Graduates||College Factual|
|#27||Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#31||Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#93||Highest Paid General Psychology Graduates||College Factual|
|#115||Highest Paid Psychology Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Upper Iowa University?
Contact details for UIU are given below.
|Address:||605 Washington St, Fayette, IA 52142-1857|
How Do I Get Into UIU?
You can apply to UIU online at: uiu.edu/locations/fayette/Apply.html
Admission Requirements for UIU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UIU?
Approximately 57% of accepted students are men and 43% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 54%.
Average Test Scores
About 4% of students accepted to UIU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 510. Math scores were between 440 and 510.
Can I Afford Upper Iowa University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UIU, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $7,083 a year. That adds up to $28,332 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UIU is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Upper Iowa University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 651 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,939 full-time undergraduates at UIU, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Upper Iowa University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||383|
|Hispanic or Latino||97|
Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Upper Iowa University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 32 countries are represented at UIU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Malaysia, United Kingdom, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at Upper Iowa University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UIU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UIU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Upper Iowa University was 3.6%. This is the #1,779 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UIU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UIU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Communication & Journalism||20%|
|Communication & Media Studies||35%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||59%|
|Design & Applied Arts||13%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||10%|
|Health & Physical Education||19%|
|Human Resource Management||17%|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||19%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||38%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UIU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UIU.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Upper Iowa University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By SheilaJMiller under License
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