UPPER IOWA UNIVERSITY
Fayette, Iowa | Founded in 1857

POPULAR MAJORS

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
MARKETING
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
SOCIAL SERVICES
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

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LOCATION

Upper Iowa’s traditional 100-acre (0.40 km2) residential campus is in Fayette, Iowa. Fayette County is ranked at 26th in the Midwest list of “Best Places to Live.“ Student-faculty ratio is 14:1; teaching is by tenured or full-time faculty of whom nearly 75 percent have doctorate degrees; advising is done by faculty; there are free on-campus tutor centers; and there are more than 40 registered fraternities, sororities, clubs and organizations on campus.

The Fayette campus is primarily for undergraduate students, but a master’s degree in education is also offered, along with two-week IXEL classes in the summer. Students can choose from 40 majors, with the most popular being Elementary Education and Teaching, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, and Natural Resources/Conservation. The Pleggenkuhle Prairie, donated by the Pleggenkuhle family to UIU, is 3 acres (12,000 m2) of virgin prairie northwest of Hawkeye. It is used as a teaching tool for students to learn about the prairie ecosystem and to conduct prescribed burns and research projects at the site.