#16 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa

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Student Population
Upper Iowa University overview
Location Fayette, Iowa
Online uiu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Rural
Upper Iowa University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Fayette, Iowa, Upper Iowa University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 1,443 prospective students applied, and 740 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 189 enrolled in the school.  2,409 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,983 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $30,810 plus fees of $875. UIU is ranked 677 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



UIU is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very Easy
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SAT 980/1160
ACT 19/23
GPA 3.21
Applications Accepted
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Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Upper Iowa University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,560
Other Fees$875
Room and Board $8,706
Budget for Other Expenses$3,286
Total One Year Cost$45,237

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$42,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Upper Iowa University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 40%
Human Services 17%
Social Sciences 13%
Psychology 10%
Education 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=154493 IPEDS survey data for Upper Iowa University.

Current students may use the Upper Iowa University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.