#13 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

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 1,240 prospective students applied, and 805 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 200 enrolled in the school.  1,699 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,332 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $32,589 plus fees of $1,020. UIU is ranked 673 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



UIU is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Getting In

Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Upper Iowa University overview
SAT 855/1065
ACT 17/24
GPA 3.34
Applications Accepted
Upper Iowa University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Upper Iowa University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,620
Other Fees$1,020
Room and Board $9,410
Budget for Other Expenses$3,419
Total One Year Cost$48,058

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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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