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
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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

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
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,231Undergrads
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 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    74%
  • Athletic
    17%
  • White
    9%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
32%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
34%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Convenient
    42%
  • Expensive
    24%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Average
    12%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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Upper Iowa University Reviews

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Everyone from financial aide to the advisers have been amazing and super helpful! I am taking online classes, and all of the advisers and instructors have been very easy to communicate with and they all take the time to talk you through whatever you may be asking. I think that their cost is average, but you are getting a private college education. Upper Iowa also offers an different approach to semesters, offering "sessions" so you take your classes in eight weeks. I take two classes each eight weeks, thirty three per school year.
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Small class sizes, friendly atmosphere and great athletic programs! Excellent food, suites and a short walk to down town.
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!