Upper Iowa University (UIU), founded in 1857, is a private, not-for-profit comprehensive university. UIU has a traditional, residential campus in Fayette, Iowa, and 19 off-campus educational centers in the United States. In addition, UIU has educational centers in Hong Kong and Malaysia. UIU also has online and independent study programs. Dual enrollment and continuing education courses also are available through UIU.
Upper Iowa University is located in beautiful Fayette, a small town in the countryside of Iowa. Fayette is known for its strong sense of community, and safe, friendly environment. The campus is located just 5 hours from Chicago, and 3 hours from Minneapolis. Our location offers residents easy access to outdoor activities, as well as a variety of cultural and sporting events.