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

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 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 24 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    71%
  • Athletic
    21%
  • White
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
32%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
36%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Convenient
    41%
  • Expensive
    24%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Average
    12%
  • Underrated
    3%

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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I am a new student at Upper Iowa University. Go Peacocks! However, my experience so far has been excellent. As an adult student(online/offline) I was nervous about the process and hesitant to believe I could actually achieve enrollment status.

Let me tell you what, the advisors and all other staff included have blown my mind with how efficient and easy they made this process. Whatever your student type, UIU will ensure you have the information and resources needed for success in your pursuit for education.

My only wish is that with the online training they include some sort of video-based classroom instruction.

Over all, keep up the fantastic work UIU!
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The experience was regular , but the employees were incompetent! They need to work on advising and helping the students with financial assistance. Also, they need to be more transparent and helpful when letting the students know what is needed to graduate and complete their major. The teachers were nice and very knowledgeable but some were not so understanding. I can not wait to graduate and be done with this school. I only chose the school for the flexibility and it’s campus site.
Air conditioning in all the dorms and free laundry! Food is great and lots of variety.
Chance to actually get to know your professors, and more importantly a chance for them to know you. At UIU you are actually a person and not just another face in the crowd.
As far as food goes, no reason to go hungry. Many healthy choices available, but if you want to live on pizza and ice cream, have at it.
The main drawback for some is that it is located in a small, rural community. You pretty much have to drive to get anywhere. UIU provides weekly trips to Ealmart, etc. Really not bad once you get used to it.