Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University was founded in the year 1857. It is a private, non-profit university offering enrollment to more than 6,000 national and international students every semester. The main campus is situated in the city of Fayette, in the midst of the scenic Volga River Valley of northeast Iowa. UIU also has a number of off-campus locations in different parts of:

  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Wisconsin

In addition, Upper Iowa University offers courses through international centers in:

  • Hongkong
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore

UIU offers several associates, bachelors and master's degrees in areas of study like arts, science, education, business administration and public administration. Certificate programs and online learning courses are also offered by UIU.

The athletics teams of UIU are known as the Peacocks, and the team colors are blue and white. Its men's teams participate in football, soccer, basketball, wrestling, baseball and golf, while there are women's teams in volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, golf and tennis.

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Upper Iowa University
605 Washington St
Fayette , IA 52142-1857
General Phone: (563) 425-5200

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Upper Iowa University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management511business management, accounting, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, marketing, marketing studies ...
Family and Social Work232human services, public administration, social work, social service professions
Liberal Arts91English, liberal arts and sciences, social services
Education and Teaching81curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Therapy and Counseling74psychology
Security and Law Enforcement61criminal justice and administration, criminology
Conservation and Resource Management24conservation
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy23sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Medical Administration20health and medical administrative
Media13communication studies
Science10biology, chemistry
Engineering Technician7industrial tech, quality control tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine4registered nursing
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art
Art Studies1art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Upper Iowa University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,00229
Master's degree1008
Associate's degree412
Award of less than 1 academic year145

Upper Iowa University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Upper Iowa University had a total enrollment of 5,143 students (3,829 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 66%
Women 34%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 15%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 5%
20-21 8%
22-24 13%
25-29 20%
30-34 19%
35-39 16%
40-49 15%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Upper Iowa University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 75 %

Upper Iowa University Room and Board (2007)

Upper Iowa University offers campus housing for 519 of its 3,829 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Fayette, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Upper Iowa University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400460
SAT Math410530
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT13%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Upper Iowa University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,408
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,408
Room and board $ 6,382
Room charge $ 2,650
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,732
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 2,200

Financial Aid:
Upper Iowa University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 189300)

Upper Iowa University Faculty

Upper Iowa University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1412
Non-tenured and not on tenure track65

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$57,9755$52,638
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$57,9757$55,912

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$65,0462*
Associate professoracademic year7$54,8333$57,405
Assistant professoracademic year15$48,7178$43,707
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year27$53,32715$47,232

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Upper Iowa University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Basketball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Baseball Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports314677

Upper Iowa University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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