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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?

1,310 Undergraduate Awards
$39,498 Avg Cost After Aid
56% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Criminology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Criminology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best General Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Human Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Human Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Most Popular Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#165 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#267 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UIU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Upper Iowa University

Contact details for UIU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 605 Washington St, Fayette, IA 52142-1857
Phone: 563-425-5200
Website: https://www.uiu.edu

How Do I Get Into UIU?

You can apply to UIU online at: uiu.edu/locations/fayette/Apply.html

Admission Requirements for UIU

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UIU?

56% Acceptance Rate
43% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 56%, UIU does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Upper Iowa University  ( 430 to 510 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Upper Iowa University  ( 440 to 510 )
200
800
UIU received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 23. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Upper Iowa University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Upper Iowa University  ( 18 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Upper Iowa University  ( 18 to 23 )
1
36

Can I Afford Upper Iowa University?

$39,498 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
8.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UIU is $39,498. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

1,856 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,680 undergraduate students at UIU, with 1,856 being full-time and 1,824 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UIU

There are also 599 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,856 full-time undergraduates at UIU, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UIU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Upper Iowa University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UIU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 372
Hispanic or Latino 85
White 1,164
International Students 86
Other Races/Ethnicities 122

Geographic Diversity

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

2,056 Took All Classes Online
3,234 Took At Least One Class Online
3.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 21 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at UIU. In 2017-2018, 3,234 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UIU has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Education 39%
General Psychology 7%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10%
Health & Physical Education 19%
Human Resource Management 17%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 19%
Psychology 16%
Sociology 43%
Special Education 76%
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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Engineering #23
Criminology #29
General Social Sciences #36
Human Services #38
Design & Applied Arts #43
Sociology #51
Homeland Security #54
Finance & Financial Management #58
Management Information Systems #58
Public Administration #77
Health & Physical Education #82
Communication & Media Studies #84
Visual & Performing Arts #87
Engineering #93
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #97
Marketing #104
Human Resource Management #110
Curriculum & Instruction #111
General Psychology #123
Communication & Journalism #124
Engineering Technologies #128
Computer Information Systems #142
Special Education #158
Teacher Education Subject Specific #160
Social Sciences #167
Psychology #170
Public Administration & Social Service #174
Educational Administration #212
Accounting #223
Health & Medical Administrative Services #265
Computer & Information Sciences #320
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #377
Nursing #393
Liberal Arts General Studies #423
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #423

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 7 36 244 0 90 377
General Psychology 2 15 104 0 0 121
Human Services 0 0 112 0 0 112
Accounting 0 0 82 1 25 108
Nursing 0 0 99 0 0 99
Human Resource Management 9 0 63 0 21 93
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 71 6 0 0 77
Criminology 0 9 61 0 0 70
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 61 0 4 65
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 30 1 19 50
Public Administration 0 0 25 0 22 47
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 41 0 0 41
General Social Sciences 0 0 37 0 0 37
Special Education 0 0 17 0 17 34
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 13 0 19 32
Health & Physical Education 0 0 19 0 12 31
Marketing 1 0 18 0 0 19
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 19 19
General Biology 0 0 18 0 0 18
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 17 0 0 17
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 1 16 17
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 15 0 0 15
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 14 0 0 14
Sociology 0 0 14 0 0 14
Homeland Security 1 0 4 1 7 13
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 12 12
Management Information Systems 0 0 11 0 0 11
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 0 7 0 0 7
Computer Information Systems 0 0 5 0 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 4 0 0 0 0 4
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 3 0 0 3
General English Literature 0 0 3 0 0 3
Allied Health Professions 0 0 3 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 3 0 0 3
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 2 0 0 2
Computer Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 1
Mathematics 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 0 1 0 0 1
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 24 131 1,155 4 283 1,597

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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