Upper Iowa University Reviews

  • 47 Reviews
  • Fayette (IA)
  • Annual Tuition: $30,450
62% of 47 students said this degree improved their career prospects
51% of 47 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 3/25/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I found this unverisity on a military installation. The programs offered were the ones that I wanted to complete my degree in. While I have graduated but the instructed that I received online was subpar. They would copy and paste the syllabus and the only thing that changed was the session title and dates. Most of the instructors didn't care and my second adviser was horrible, it was evident that he was only there to collect a paycheck."
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2020
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The education professors are amazing and the satellite location has an incredibly helpful financial aid department, and those are the school’s two redeeming qualities. The guidance counselor is very polite, but it doesn’t seem like she’s there to serve the students (gives inaccurate information, slow to respond to students email). I’m not surprised UIU is the only major Iowa college that hasn’t taken safety measures because of the pandemic. I’ve driven in some ridiculous snowstorms to make it to class when it should’ve been canceled. Whoever makes decisions has little regard for the safety of their students."
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Very helpful professors. Small class size. Work load is medium and not overwhelming long as you focus. I’m retired military and was very pleased with this University. I would like for Upper Iowa University to have more inline classes. Would recommended this University."
John Marinaro
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 1972
"It's been 47 years since I graduated from UIU and a reader might wonder why my review would be relevant today. Part of my assessment is based upon my recent visit during last years, 2018 Homecoming. Throughout my visit I had an opportunity to meet several of the faculty members, admissions folks, and the President of the University. Their enthusiasm for the students and the University was authentic. It was reminiscent of when I attended in the '70's. UIU had a positive impact on my life, from education, to campus living. Notwithstanding, UIU is not for everyone, just as many PAC 12, BIG TEN, or SEC schools are not for everyone. UIU is situated in a unique setting, as it is tucked away in the rolling hills of northeast Iowa. Having come from a large city, Fayette, afforded me a completely different perspective. It was an adventure."
Cameron Copeland
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2019
  • Degree: Physical Education
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Upper Iowa University was a great experience for me. it's a small university in which its easy to get extra help for schoolwork. Also, they have exellent programs for anyone would like to become and athletic trainer, coach, or administration. Also, its a great steppingstone for people who would like to pursue graduate school in any health field. For example, I am using my bachelors in fitness/wellness to pursue my doctorate in pharmacy."
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"So at first this school was good and was attentive to what the students needs and wants where, well that quickly diminished. My freshman year was better than my sophomore and now junior years. Once i got to know the staff, i found that some staff in the Milwaukee center where just there for check and did not care about providing education to there students. As far as online, i think they just hire ANYBODY that is able to sit around and also collect a check. I've been as schools and noticed the difference in the teaching, and Upper Iowa totally failed at providing instructors who care. Online is a joke and the grades are calculated so horribly. You can literally giver your ALL for online classes and they will still fail you with no hesitation. For $393 per credit, and each class consisting of at least 2 or more credits. Im literally going into debt because of these jokes, and they know if they fail you and you have to retake, THEY GET PAID.!!! Im actually looking to transfer to another university because Upper Iowa has totally disappointed me. I am supposed to be walking across the stage in May, but at this point, they really failed to show they care and clearly my blood, sweat, and tears in to my Associate degree does not matter to them. Once the Milwaukee center changed with administrative roles, so much has went down hill and i would noy recommend this college to anyone else. Save your tuition or financial aid money and go somewhere that's really going to help you and not just throw stuff your way."
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2019
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I wouldn't Sugar coat anything Upper Iowa University is a great school but they don't have tutor's where I am at. The online tutor sucks. When you are struggling in elementary Statistics first thing people say oh hang in there. Don't come here please."
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2018
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I think other people have different experiences with regards to attending on campus, but I opted for the self-paced option due to constrictions (it's really the only option that makes sense for me) and I initially really looked forward to it. However, UiU's websites are incomprehensibly terrible and their held-desk system (which operates apparently on more than one site, so you never know which you're getting or whom you'll speak with) is the worst part of it all. Also, I've been through two advisers with the school and the first made a huge blunder which almost derailed my whole degree plan, the second seemed to prefer arguing with me than helping me. Anytime I've gone to sign up for classes now it's been a nightmare. I won't go into the specifics because it's a lot, but what's advertised is not what you get in terms of service and in terms of the program. If I had any other choice at this point, I'd go to a different school altogether."
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2018
  • Degree: Human Services
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"When I first started UIU I was a little apprehensive but all of that was dissolved after my classes began and my classmates became family . Many of them we shared the same class for the time we were at school. The Instructors really cared about the students and the classes were small and it was like having your own instructor. The office staff was always on point and knowledgeable."
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2017
  • Degree: Public Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Im retired military and started school on base, every professor worked with you and helped you when you need there advise. I am pleased with Upper Iowa satellite campus on Ft Sill. I just wished the classes werent Excelerator classes only. Other than that it was great"