Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University
605 Washington Street
Fayette, Iowa 52142
Website: https://www.uiu.edu
Year Founded: 1857
President: Dr. William R. Duffy II
Enrollment: 4,659
Upper Iowa University

A private, nonprofit university founded in 1857, UIU provides more than 40 undergraduate/graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students worldwide. Students get a traditional college experience of excellent education, tradition, and innovation within a comfortable and welcoming campus environment in Fayette, Iowa. However, as a UIU education is an Education Built for Life, the University also has 21 U.S. locations-as well as a location in Hong Kong—with the evening classes, expert faculty, and supportive staff that students need to advance their career while still tending to family, job and other day-to-day responsibilities. UIU is also a recognized leader in online and self-paced education, so students never need to go far for an exceptional education.

Distinctive Facts & Features
  • Five 8-week sessions and one accelerated 6-week summer session
  • Flexible classroom, online and self-paced options
  • Easily transfer up to 90 undergraduate credits or 12 graduate credits
  • Repeatedly named a top Military-Friendly university
  • 94% of graduates are employed or continuing their education shortly after commencement. [Source: 2018 Graduate Survey/Application (1366 responses/1618 surveyed)]
Student Profile
  • Male: 38%
  • Female: 62%
  • Non-traditional students: 64%
  • Military (Active or Veteran): 18%
Most Popular Majors
  • Psychology
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Tuition: $31,685      
  • Housing: $3,399-$6,694        
Financial Aid Data
  • Students with Demonstrated Financial Need: 87.3%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $16,961                 
  • Percent Need Met (Need-based Aid): 69.1%        
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Athletic Division: NCAA Division II
  • Athletic Conferences: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
  • Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (men's and women's lacrosse affiliate members)
  • Great Lakes Valley Conference (women's bowling affiliate member)
  • United States Bowling Conference (men's bowling) 
  • Varsity Sports: National Association of Collegiate eSports member
  • Universal Cheerleaders Association member
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs and Organizations: 32         
  • Intramural Activities: 26        
  • Student participation in activities: 75%

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