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Upper Iowa University
  • 4 Year
  • FAYETTE, IA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

editorial

Upper Iowa is an above-average private university located in Fayette, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,856 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Upper Iowa acceptance rate is 51%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Human Services. Graduating 48% of students, Upper Iowa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.

About

605 WASHINGTON ST
FAYETTE, IA 52142
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Upper Iowa University Rankings

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Upper Iowa Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1160
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$20,511 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,239 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 33 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 44 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 44 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
33
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
8
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
21
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    36%
  • Online
    51%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,856 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,824
Undergrads Over 25
49%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Friendly
    74%
  • Athletic
    19%
  • White
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
30%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 43 responses
Poll
36%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Convenient
    38%
  • Expensive
    23%
  • Unique
    18%
  • Average
    10%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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