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Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate65%
Acceptance Rate65%

Upper Iowa University Student Life

Upper Iowa University is on a 100-acre campus in the rural setting of Fayette, Iowa, not far from Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago.

Upper Iowa University Student Activities

Upper Iowa University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? Upper Iowa University does not have fraternities or sororities.

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

Other popular student organizations at Upper Iowa University include Student Diversity Union, Best Buddies, Student Government Association and Peacocks for Progress.

Upper Iowa University students' favorite campus traditions are Fayette Appreciation Day, Homecoming and Welcome Back BBQ.

Does Upper Iowa University Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Upper Iowa University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for junior
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 58%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 701
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 324
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 42%

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 2022, 58% of undergrads at Upper Iowa University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 42% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Upper Iowa University. There are 701 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,510 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 324 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Upper Iowa University offers coed housing.

Upper Iowa University Athletics

At Upper Iowa University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Upper Iowa University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Indoor Track NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Golf NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Riflery NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at Upper Iowa University

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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

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 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

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Upper Iowa University Students

57%

Women

43%

Men

51%

Full Time

49%

Part Time

38%

In State

62%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

57%

17%

10%

7%

4%

2%

2%

0.43%

0.43%

Undergraduate Students

2,510

Graduate Students

521

Non-Resident / International Students

90

Upper Iowa University Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,031

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

65%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$33,639

Out-of-State

$33,639

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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