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Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate65%

About Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university in the rural area of Fayette, Iowa. Upper Iowa University was founded in 1857. The college currently enrolls around 3,031 students per year, including 2,510 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Upper Iowa University

It is moderately difficult to get into Upper Iowa University. Around 65% of applicants get into Upper Iowa University each year. In 2022, 1,240 students applied to Upper Iowa University and 805 were admitted.

Upper Iowa University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 65%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 23%

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Upper Iowa University is located in Fayette, Iowa, near Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago.

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College Info

605 Washington Street, Box 1857 Fayette, IA 52142-1857

Campus Setting: Rural

Upper Iowa University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Upper Iowa University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Upper Iowa University is Continuous processing.

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Upper Iowa University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1140


Math SAT Range

420 - 518


Reading SAT Range

440 - 528

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Wondering what life at Upper Iowa University is like? There are approximately 3,031 students enrolled at Upper Iowa University, including 2,510 undergraduate students and 521 graduate students. 51% percent of students attend school full-time, 38% percent are from IA and 62% percent of students are from other states.


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