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The UIU Advantage

Established in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a fully accredited institution of higher learning that offers the following advantages:

Residential Campus, Online, Self-Paced, U.S. Centers [offering evening and some weekend classes], and programs for international students in the United States or at UIU International Centers in Hong Kong and Malaysia

Unique balance of learning
Eight-week terms allow most students to take just two courses at a time resulting in more time to study and more time for the rest of your life.

Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, with more than 40 majors to choose from, UIU has ranked in the top 25% of colleges nationally for the enhancement of student learning [CLA Learning Report, 2006-10].

Financial Aid/Scholarships
UIU offers competitive merit scholarships and financial aid packages, enabling our students to graduate with some of the least indebtedness in the State of Iowa [Source: Iowa Student Aid Commission 2010].

Member of Post 9/11 GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program and works closely with Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, GoArmyEd, the Navy College Program Distance Learning Program, the Army National Guard Education Support Program, the Coast Guard Institute, and the Air Force AU ABC program. UIU offers credit for military training, military spouse scholarship opportunities, and tuition discounts for the Total Military Family.

The only NCAA Division II Athletic Program in Iowa and member of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC)

Upper Iowa University celebrates 23 percent diversity among its student population.

Accreditation and Certification
The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association ( ) and is approved by the Louisiana Higher Education Board, the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, and the Iowa Department of Education (for teacher education in Iowa only). The programs offered are approved by the states of Iowa, Kansas (restricted), Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin for veterans’ benefits. UIU maintains Higher Learning Commission accreditation through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) which infuses the principles and benefits of continuous improvement into colleges and universities ( Full details online.

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