Upper Iowa University

country rank : 979

world rank     : 2995

University Overview


Established in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the village of Fayette (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Iowa. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Waterloo, Alexandria, DeRidder, Janesville, Racine, Madison, Milwaukee, Quad Cities, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, Fort Polk, New Orleans, Fort Sill, Prairie du Chien, Wausau, Hong Kong, Singapore. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Upper Iowa University (UIU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Upper Iowa University (UIU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 160 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UIU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


University Name(s)



Deo Duce With God For A Leader

Blue and white

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
Int’l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions


Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 60-70%

Admission Office
Parker Fox Hall, PO Box 1859
Fayette 52142
+1 (563) 425 5281
800 553 4150


Size and Profile


Student EnrollmentTotal Enrolment Range

Academic StaffTotal Faculty Range

Control TypeControl Type

Entity TypeEntity Type


Facilities and Services 


LibraryUniversity Library

HousingUniversity Housing and Accommodation

Sport FacilitiesUniversity Sport Facilities

Financial AidsUniversity Financial Aids

Study AbroadStudy Abroad and International Exchange Programs

Distance LearningDistance Learning and Online Courses




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology




  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)


Academic Structure




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