Upper Iowa University (UIU)

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UIU can be found in Fayette, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around six thousand students enrolled per year at Upper Iowa University.

The majority of students getting into this school have scored in-between 19 - 24 on the ACT exam. We were able to estimate the UIU average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of 58 percent with 30 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at uiu.edu.

Overall UIU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Upper Iowa University was reported as 58.2% in Fall 2013 with over 1,230 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UIU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • UIU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Upper Iowa University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Upper Iowa University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UIU has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 65.3%
  • 2010-2011: 63.9%
  • 2011-2012: 60.1%
  • 2012-2013: 62.1%
  • 2013-2014: 58.2%
  • Projected UIU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.8%

How Does UIU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Upper Iowa University is five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Luther College72.1%
Wartburg College77.7%
Mount Mercy University68.5%
Coe College61.7%
Clarke University77.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UIU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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