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.

Website: www.uiu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,275
Undergraduate
Students
(61.7%) 2,637 Women
(38.3%) 1,638 Men
669
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 1,901 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.14
SAT Math
503 average
440-510 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,470
Tuition and Fees
$30,450
Room and Board
$8,460
Average Percent of Need Met
39%
Average Freshman Award
$28,429
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$26,488
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
72
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
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Campus Life

Fayette Population
1,386
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Peacock
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
20.4% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.6% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students
12.3% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
60.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language    
Social Studies   2
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 23
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
605 Washington Street, Box 1857
City, State, Zip
Fayette, IA 52142-1857
Phone
(563) 425-5281
Fax
(563) 425-5277
E-mail
admission@uiu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 1,901 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 968 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 933 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
739 (70%) of 1,056 admitted students enrolled
Women
431 (85%) of 510 admitted students enrolled
Men
308 (56%) of 546 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.14
3.75 and Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
22%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
503 average
440-510 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 16%
Top quarter: 35%
Top half: 65%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$40,470
Tuition and Fees
$30,450
Room and Board
$8,460
Books and Supplies
$1,560
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001893
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
83 (83.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
80 (96.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
80 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
39%
Average Award
$28,429
Need-Based Gift
Received by 78 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,217
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 79 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,974
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1 (1.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,838 (83.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,634 (88.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,628 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
163 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$14,614
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,402 (86.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,907
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,572 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,920
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 56 (3.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4 (.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $938

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$26,488
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Humanities, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
275
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni
Number of Awards
24
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,877
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Criminology
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Human Services, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Psychology, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
72
Part-Time Faculty
446
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
9%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
160,564
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
360
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration, Master of Sports Administration, Master of Education, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Emergency Management
  • English as a Second Language
  • Finance and Banking
  • Higher Education
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
1,386
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago
Campus Size
100 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 78.4 average high in September
Rain
104 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Independence
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
56% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
44%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Peacock
School Colors
Peacock blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x  
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student athlete advisory committee, peacock alumni for student traditions, uiu science and environment club, student government association, peacocks for progress
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,275
Women
2,637 (61.7%)
Men
1,638 (38.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,110
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
20.4% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.6% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students.
12.3% from 46 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
669

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
60.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
41.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
43.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
67%
Average Starting Salary
67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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