Established in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the village of Fayette (population range: under 2,500 inhabitants), Iowa. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Waterloo, Alexandria, DeRidder, Janesville, Racine, Madison, Milwaukee, Quad Cities, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, Fort Polk, New Orleans, Fort Sill, Prairie du Chien, Wausau, Hong Kong, Singapore. Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Upper Iowa University (UIU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Upper Iowa University (UIU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 159 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UIU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.