Upper Iowa University

605 Washington St, Fayette, United States
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Overview of Upper Iowa University

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,275
    • Men:1,638 (38.3%)
    • Women:2,637 (61.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Upper Iowa University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 23
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
605 Washington Street, Box 1857
City, State, Zip
Fayette, IA  52142-1857
Phone
(563) 425-5281
Fax
(563) 425-5277
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.14
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
503 average |440-510 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,450 (75.24091919940697%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,460 (20.904373610081542%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,560 (3.85470719051149%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Upper Iowa University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001893
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,488
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Humanities, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,877

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
160,564

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Upper Iowa University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


60.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


30.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


41.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Psychology, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional 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 (17)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,386

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Minneapolis-St. Paul, Chicago

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
55 mile(s) from campus in Waterloo
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 of College Housing


56% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


44%

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

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Upper Iowa University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,110

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,275
Women
2,637
Men
1,638

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

Number of Graduate Students


669

Student Resources

Study resources