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 four thousand students enrolled per year at Upper Iowa University.

Many of the students admitted to Upper Iowa University earned an SAT score within the range of 980 - 1160, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 19 - 23. We were able to estimate the UIU average GPA (2.98 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of 51 percent with 26 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at uiu.edu.

Overall UIU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Upper Iowa University was reported as 51.3% in Fall 2020 with over 1,440 college 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 - 23
  • UIU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Upper Iowa University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UIU 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Upper Iowa University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 55.5%
  • 2017-2018: 55.6%
  • 2018-2019: 50.5%
  • 2019-2020: 51.3%
  • Projected UIU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 48.7%

How Does UIU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Upper Iowa University is eleven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Luther College62.3%
Wartburg College75.1%
Mount Mercy University66.0%
Coe College63.3%
Clarke University93.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UIU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 580
Math500 - 580
Total Score980 - 1160
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 23
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 23
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