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Upper Iowa University Student Life

Upper Iowa University is on a 100-acre campus in a rural setting in Fayette, Iowa, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago. Upper Iowa University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Upper Iowa University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Upper Iowa University has a thriving Student Athlete Advisory Committee. In fact, more students participate in Student Athlete Advisory Committee than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Upper Iowa University include Peacock Alumni for Student Traditions, UIU Science and Environment Club, Student Government Association and Peacocks for Progress.

The Upper Iowa University community comes together each year for Winter Formal, Homecoming and Backyard BBQ.

Upper Iowa University Housing

Upper Iowa University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Upper Iowa University students live on campus. In 2021, 77% of undergrads at Upper Iowa University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 23% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Upper Iowa University. There are 740 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,077 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 375 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 72% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Upper Iowa University offers coed housing and .

Is Upper Iowa University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Upper Iowa University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security.

Upper Iowa University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Upper Iowa University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Upper Iowa University, take U.S. Highway 150 to Fayette, IA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Eastern Iowa airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Iowa you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Upper Iowa University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Upper Iowa University Students

59%

Women

41%

Men

51%

Full Time

49%

Part Time

36%

In State

64%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

60%

18%

8%

6%

3%

3%

1%

0.37%

0.17%

Undergraduate Students

3,077

Graduate Students

533

Non-Resident / International Students

92

Upper Iowa University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,610

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

65%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,945

Out-of-State

$32,945

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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