We have nearly 1,000 students on our campus in Fayette, Iowa. We're proud to be Iowa's only Division II NCAA athletic teams and Iowa's most diverse (23%!) private university. Our class sizes are small (avg. 24) and our student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1 to provide all the personal attention you'll need for your academic success.
Whether you live on campus or commute from nearby, you'll find what you need here. The 100-acre campus includes new suite-style residence hall(s), a new student center, a new Liberal Arts building and the only on-campus Mongolian Grill in the area! And a $7.5 million renovation of the Harms-Eischeid Stadium opened in 2012, courtesy of an alumni gift. Just looking for a place to study? Try the Quiet Lounge, the Library, or a bench tucked away in a serene green space. And the master plan and capital campaign will continue to transform UIU.
Plus, UIU has helped to bring some new businesses to downtown Fayette such as Pavo Blue. There's lots to do in the area, especially if you love the outdoors. We have an 18-hole golf course, the beautiful Volga River Recreation area, a bike trail and free rental of all the outdoor recreation equipment you'll need for fun in the sun or in the snow.
And it's affordable. We work hard to keep tuition costs low; and, on average, a UIU student graduates with some of the least college debt in the state of Iowa according to the 2010 reports.
Be sure to come and see for yourself, by scheduling a campus visit and taking a look at the website.
IMPORTANT NUMBERS FOR YOU TO KNOW
- Upper Iowa ACT Code – 1360
- Upper Iowa SAT Code – 6885
- Upper Iowa FAFSA Code -- 001893
Learners may earn credit through CLEP, DSST, Excelsior College and/or ACT-PEP examinations. There is a minimal testing fee. Credit by examination is transcripted without charge when a learner’s score is at the level recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for credit. These exams are accepted to fulfill requirements in very specific ways. See your advisor before taking any credit-bearing exams to ascertain the appropriate exam for your degree plan.
You can receive credit for Advanced Placement tests, conduction by the College Entrance Examination Board, if you scored a “3” or higher on the test. Some first-year students are able to achieve sophomore standing through AP credits.
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