Upper Iowa University

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development to approximately 6,000 students – both nationally and internationally – at our traditional campus in picturesque Fayette, Iowa; through our various online degree programs; at our U.S. centers; via our correspondence program; and at our international centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Canada.

Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in the delivery of accredited, quality education and is proud of its diverse range of student populations and progressive, flexible options for students of all ages.



United States

Parker-Fox Hall
IA 52142
Phone: (563) 425-5281
Website: http://www.uiu.edu

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Our Aims

Upper Iowa University will be recognized as an exceptional institution of higher learning, developing global citizens who become lifelong learners prepared for leadership within society.

Upper Iowa University provides value-conscious liberal arts based education through flexible and multiple delivery systems. The University provides a student centered environment in which diversity is respected, encouraged and nurtured.


Location and Getting there


Department and information about the department

The art program at Upper Iowa University challenges students to develop a personal approach to the arts while they strengthen their artistic skills and explore career opportunities. Creativity and independence are cornerstones of a program where faculty members actively lead, motivate, and support students in their education, personal lives, and careers. The natural beauty of Northeastern Iowa forms a backdrop that inspires students to better understand themselves and what it means to be human. This combination of personal expression, professional guidance, and stimulating natural environment contribute to a unique atmosphere of interaction and collaboration where students and their ideas can flourish.


Academic Staff and Description


News and Events



Information For  Undergraduates


Information For  International Students



The Alumni Office maintains records of Upper Iowa graduates around the world to enable classmates, friends, and groups to keep in touch. Keep us updated on your career, family, and community service activities. We look forward to hearing from you.


Student Support

The staff of the Office of Student Development are dedicated to providing services that meet
students' needs and to create an environment that empowers students to develop the skills necessary to succeed in today's diverse world.


Student Life

Your academic career can be summed up in two words, "Choose Wisely." Over the next few years, many options will be available for you to choose from, both in and out of the classroom. The choices you make will go a long way in determining how successful you become. Above all, the important thing to remember is that you diversify and broaden your experiences so that you leave Upper Iowa University a far richer person than when you arrived.



Residence halls are more than a place to sleep and study. They are communities of people living together and learning about themselves and the world around them. They constitute an important part of a college education.


How To Apply

Online Application:

Visit us (open days)

Visit our campus and experience the unique balance of living and learning that Upper Iowa residential life offers. We believe it is important for you to visit campus and experience UIU for yourself – just contact us and we will schedule a campus visit for your and your family.


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