Upper Iowa University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Upper Iowa University Description:

Upper Iowa University is a private university with a main 100-acre campus in Fayette, Iowa, as well as an online program and numerous centers for distance education. The university also has international campuses in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. Students can choose from more than 40 degree and certification programs. Business and human service fields are particularly popular, with top majors including accounting, business administration, education, human resource management, and criminology. In recent years the college has been working to upgrade facilities including a new student center, liberal arts building, and housing facility. The college wins high marks for being military-friendly and offers tuition discounts for military personnel and their families both on campus and through its educational centers on U.S. military bases. On the athletic front, the Upper Iowa University Peacocks compete in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The university fields six men's and six women's intercollegiate sports. Popular sports include soccer, football, basketball, and track and field.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,758 (3,991 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 56% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,890
  • Books: $1,560 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,120
  • Other Expenses: $2,872
  • Total Cost: $41,442

Upper Iowa University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,054
    • Loans: $8,475

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminology, Elementary Education, Human Resource Management, Human Services, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Science, Nursing, Communications, Biology, Disaster Management

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 63%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Upper Iowa University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.uiu.edu/about/mission-vision.html

"Upper Iowa University provides student-centered undergraduate and graduate educational programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems in an environment in which diversity is respected, encouraged and nurtured."

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