Upper Iowa University

An Upper Iowa University education is always within reach, through our main campus in Fayette, Iowa, our multiple regional education centers around the world, and our far-reaching online and distance learning programs.

UIU’s reputation grows from our unique course offerings, online learning programs, affordability, and the success stories of our alumni. Our dedication to students can be seen in our opportunities for dual enrollment, traditional, transfer, military, international and graduate students. UIU students often juggle multiple commitments outside of their educational pursuits, and our flexible schedule helps students succeed.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Fayette, Iowa
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private, Liberal arts college

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 81%
  • Average ACT score: 18-23
  • Average SAT score: 935-1170
  • Test optional?: Yes, for fall 2021 admissions cycle
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Architecture, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, History, Information Sciences/Systems, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacology, Psychology, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Zoology
  • Full list of majors availablehttps://uiu.edu/academics/undergraduate/


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $46,129


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division II
  • Varsity sportsMen's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Bowling, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Rifle, Women's Rifle, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Men's Wrestling