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Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
Upper Iowa, founded in 1857, is a private, multipurpose university. Its 50-acre campus is located in Fayette, in northeastern Iowa, 55 miles northeast of Waterloo.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,991
   Women 2,456 (61.5%)
   Men 1,535 (38.5%)
Graduate Students 767
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 94% of 1,121 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.06
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
17-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance $41,714
  Tuition and Fees $28,890
  Room and Board $8,124
Average Percent of Need Met 66%
Average Freshman Award $21,039
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 78
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 46% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Fayette Population 1,386
Nearest Metropolitan Area Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 45% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Peacock
Sororities 24% of women participate
Fraternities 15% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
20.0% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.6% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students 1.6% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning 60.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 27.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported