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: 5,162
Upper Iowa University

A private, nonprofit university founded in 1857, UIU provides more than 40 undergraduate/graduate degree programs to about 5,800 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 20 education centers across the United States—as well as multiple centers in Hong Kong and Malaysia—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.
Student Profile
  • Male: 37%
  • Female: 63%
  • Non-traditional students (2014): 64%
  • Military (Active or Veteran): 15.4%
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration
  • Psychology 
  • Human Services 
  • Tuition: $29,700
  • Housing: $3,300-$6,500
Financial Aid Data
  • Students with Demonstrated Financial Need: 93%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $18,931        
  • Percent Need Met (Need-based Aid): 67.4%
Class Size
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • Athletic Division: NCAA Division II
  • Athletic Conferences: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
  • Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (men’s soccer affiliate member)
  • Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (women’s lacrosse affiliate member)
  • Varsity Sports: National Association of Collegiate eSports member
  • Universal Cheerleaders Association member
Co-curricular Activities
  • Student Clubs and Organizations: 30
  • Intramural Activities: 45
  • Student participation in activities: 80% 

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