Even before Upper Iowa University celebrated its 2020 and 2021 graduating classes on May 8, UIU students, faculty and staff were already anticipating the start of in-person classes this fall. With it are plans for offices and…
Helping students succeed for over 150 years.
Reputation for Innovation
Since 1857, Upper Iowa University has been preparing students to succeed—in the classroom and in the world. Our rich history, coupled with a student-centered mission, has created a springboard for UIU to become a recognized innovator in education.
UIU’s reputation grows from our unique course offerings, online learning programs, affordability, and the success stories of our alumni. Our dedication to students can be seen in our opportunities for dual enrollment, traditional, transfer, military, international and graduate students. UIU students often juggle multiple commitments outside of their educational pursuits, and our flexible schedule helps students succeed.
An Upper Iowa University education is always within reach, through our main campus in Fayette, Iowa, our multiple regional education centers around the world, and our far-reaching online and distance learning programs.
Fayette Campus Map/Directions
Find your way to our main residential campus, located in Fayette, Iowa, since 1857, to get a feel for everyday life at UIU.
At a Glance
Take a quick look at UIU through facts and figures.
The history of Upper Iowa University is the foundation of our traditions and values.
Meet our administrators and Board of Trustees—the leaders propelling UIU forward.
Upper Iowa University affirms its commitment to shared governance.
Review our plans to align all of our energy, resources and actions in the same direction.
See how UIU ranks in affordability, academic programs and student opportunities.
Review UIU’s accreditation and memberships in higher education professional organizations.
Policies and Reports
Review the policies and reports that set the standards for quality and safety at the university.
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Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2021, Martin Luther King Jr. Day at UIU will feature a full array of speakers, stories, and entertainment. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate by viewing…
Black History Month is dedicated to recognizing the role of Black Americans in U.S. history: celebrating their achievements, contributions, and rich culture through a variety of engaging and educational programs.
Womxn’s History Month is dedicated to recognizing the role of womxn in US history.