C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Upper Iowa University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
605 Washington St
Fayette, IA 52142
Website

Upper Iowa University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-880
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$23,405/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,617/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,267/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,951/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,789/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,479/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,455Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
45%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    71%
  • Athletic
    19%
  • White
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
31%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
33%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Convenient
    39%
  • Expensive
    26%
  • Unique
    23%
  • Average
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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I like the 8 week terms I have at the distance education center, as well as online. The classes are pretty pricey but that is expected for a private college. There are many classes offered. So far I have enjoyed the business courses and the teachers. The teachers really know what they are teaching and all of them work in the field they are teaching about which is really nice!
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I love going to this school, but get frustrated at a few internal things occasionally. I have to first say that I'm an online student, which is the source of the most frustrations. There is a definite rift in the difference between traditional and online students. The easiest examples of this is that traditional students have 16 week semester long courses, pretty much the normal. Online students however have 8 week long condensed courses with no choice to take 16 week options. Both have their advantages but some consistency there would be nice. Another inconsistency is that traditional students have a spring break and online students do not receive one, they just transfer from term 3 to term 4 overnight with no break. Those minor things aside the classes are great and teachers understand the difficulties associated with online courses.
Upper Iowa University, although it is a small college, the professors are so nice and the small class sizes mean for better learning. The students are really nice and all care about you as a person no matter who you are. Even though the school is in the middle of nowhere the night life is great! I love the women's soccer team and I'm so excited to start in the fall.