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Study at Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University was founded in the year 1857. It is a private, non-profit university offering Enrolment 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 centres in:
  • Hongkong
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
UIU offers several associates, bachelors and master's degrees in Course Topics 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.

Profile of Upper Iowa UniversityFayette, IA is home to Upper Iowa University. Fayette is a quiet rural area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Upper Iowa University go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in business and management, family and social work, and conservation and resource management.

Upper Iowa University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 400. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 410 and 530. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume Upper Iowa University has broad appeal.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Upper Iowa University has 5, 143 enrolled students . A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Upper Iowa University. The school offers students meal plans. Upper Iowa University values student athletics, and belongs to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Upper Iowa University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management581business management, accounting, human resources, MIS, international business, marketing, finance, organizational behavior
Family and Social Work233social work, public administration, social service professions
Liberal Arts95social services, liberal arts and sciences, English
Therapy and Counselling84psychology
Education and Teaching74elementary school teaching, physical education teaching
Security and Law Enforcement67criminology
Conservation and Resource Management24conservation
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Medical administration12health and medical administrative
Engineering Technician11quality control tech, industrial tech
Science11biology, chemistry
Media10communication studies
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art
Art Studies3art studies
Contact: Upper Iowa UniversityUpper Iowa University

605 Washington St

Fayette, IA 52142-1857

General Phone: (563) 425-5200


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