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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

#299-#391 in National UniversitiesIndiana, PA

Indiana, PA

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1875. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,010 (fall 2020), its setting is rural, and the campus size is 374 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Indiana University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #299-#391. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,144; out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,464.

Better known as IUP, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is located about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Students at IUP can choose from more than 140 bachelor's programs and more than 60 graduate degrees, including those in the Eberly College of Business and Technology, the education school and the criminology department. IUP students can enhance their studies by enrolling in the Cook Honors College, which offers a more demanding curriculum, and by checking out the Career Development Center, which plans on-campus interviews with employers, advising sessions, internship opportunities and career fairs.

Besides academics, IUP students can join more than 250 campus clubs, Greek life and intramural sports teams. More serious athletes can try out for the IUP Crimson Hawks varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. IUP’s feathered mascot goes by the name Norm, which is a reference to the school's original name – Indiana State Normal School. Notable IUP alumni include Chad Hurley, the co-founder and former CEO of YouTube.


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Indiana University of Pennsylvania's 2022 Rankings

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is ranked #299-#391 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alumni Starting Salaries

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IUP Admissions

Indiana University of Pennsylvania admissions is less selective with an acceptance rate of 93%. Half the applicants admitted to IUP have an SAT score between 930 and 1130 or an ACT score of 18 and 24. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is rolling.

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Academic Life at IUP

The student-faculty ratio at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is 14:1, and the school has 37% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania include: Criminology; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs; and Finance, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72%.

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Classes with fewer than 20 students37%
50 or more13.4%

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Student Life at IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,010 (fall 2020), with a gender distribution of 40% male students and 60% female students. At this school, 25% of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 75% of students live off campus. In sports, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Tuition & Financial Aid

At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 72% of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,894.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Campus

Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services, including day care, health service. Indiana University of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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