Upper Iowa University

Private, Four-years School Located in Fayette, IA

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How much is the UIU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UIU's tuition & fees is $19,000.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $33,783 when a student lives on-campus.

UIU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$19,000
Books & Supplies Costs$1,652
On-campus Room & Board$9,644
On-campus Expenses$3,487
Off-campus Room & Board$9,644
Off-campus Expenses$3,487
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$10,741

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UIU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $22,150 at UIU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $77,839. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $63,301.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$10,732$24,172$17,128
Sophomore (2024-25)$6,061$19,818$15,840
Junior (2025-26)$3,424$17,504$15,257
Senior (2026-27)$1,934$16,346$15,076
4 Years Total$22,150$77,839$63,301
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$6,061$19,818$15,840
Sophomore (2025-26)$3,424$17,504$15,257
Junior (2026-27)$1,934$16,346$15,076
Senior (2027-28)$1,092$15,843$15,126
4 Years Total$12,511$69,511$61,299
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$3,424$17,504$15,257
Sophomore (2026-27)$1,934$16,346$15,076
Junior (2027-28)$1,092$15,843$15,126
Senior (2028-29)$617$15,715$15,310
4 Years Total$7,066$65,408$60,770
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$1,934$16,346$15,076
Sophomore (2027-28)$1,092$15,843$15,126
Junior (2028-29)$617$15,715$15,310
Senior (2029-30)$348$15,802$15,573
4 Years Total$3,991$63,706$61,087
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$1,092$15,843$15,126
Sophomore (2028-29)$617$15,715$15,310
Junior (2029-30)$348$15,802$15,573
Senior (2030-31)$197$16,014$15,885
4 Years Total$2,254$63,375$61,895

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UIU' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $25,497.
Upper Iowa University$19,000
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UIU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Upper Iowa UniversityFayette, IA$19,000$18,958
Aurora UniversityAurora, IL$28,220$15,363
Weber State UniversityOgden, UT$17,084$18,708
Saint Leo UniversitySaint Leo, FL$28,360$15,840
San Jose State UniversitySan Jose, CA$19,872$18,930
Mercy CollegeDobbs Ferry, NY$22,106$18,960
Eastern Nazarene CollegeQuincy, MA$28,610$11,373
Southwest Baptist UniversityBolivar, MO$28,320$6,133
Pfeiffer UniversityMisenheimer, NC$33,930$12,240
Youngstown State UniversityYoungstown, OH$11,151$6,795
West Virginia Wesleyan CollegeBuckhannon, WV$33,494$10,476

Financial Aid and COA

At Upper Iowa University, 1,834 students (73%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $12,470.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UIU is $21,313 for students living on-campus and $21,313 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 176 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,788 and the average amount of student loans is $7,420.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$33,783
COA (off-campus)$33,783
Tuition & Fees$19,000
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,783
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,783
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,313
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,313
Average Financial Aid$12,470
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,83473%$12,470
Pell Grants86334%$4,417
Federal Student Loan1,35254%$9,008
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid176100%-
Grants or Scholarships176100%$25,788
Federal Grants15387%$4,676
Pell Grants7040%$4,170
Other Federal Grants14180%$3,004
State/Local Grants2715%$5,275
Institutional Grants16996%$21,780
Student Loan Aid13878%$7,420
Federal Student Loans13677%$5,253
Other Student Loans2112%$14,737

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UIU's acceptance rate is 64.92%. A total of 1,240 applicants applied to and 805 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 200 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 24.84%.
To apply to UIU, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Acceptance Rate64.92%65.80%63.46%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.84%27.36%20.54%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to UIU. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 960 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 21.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total9608551,065
National Average1,168
Iowa Average1,131
SAT EBRW490425555
SAT Math470430510
ACT Composite211724
National Average24
Iowa Average23
ACT Math211724
ACT English201524

Student Population

Upper Iowa University has a total of 3,072 students including 2,463 undergraduate and 609 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,183 male students and 1,848 female students attending UIU. The school offers online degree programs and 2,114 students enrolled online exclusively (68.82% of all students).
Total3,031 1,1831,848
Undergraduate2,510 1,0111,499
Graduate521 172349

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address605 Washington St, Fayette, IA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered87 Programs
Online Program Offered53 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered19 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate54.23%
Student Population3,072
Graduation Rate42%
Retention Rate57% (Full-time), 21% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties61 (Full-time), 351 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs309 (Full-time), 356 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$54,650
Average Staff Salary$47,712