Students Say

Indiana University of Pennsylvania maintains a simple way of doing things— provide students with an “inexpensive” education replete with “respected” programs. And the university has certainly delivered on those promises. Indeed, from the “good business school” to the “great writing program,” undergrads have their pick of some truly stellar academic departments.

Overview

Applicants
8,754
Acceptance Rate
95%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 530
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 530
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
403 - 510

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Indiana University of Pennsylvania maintains a simple way of doing things— provide students with an “inexpensive” education replete with “respected” programs. And the university has certainly delivered on those promises. Indeed, from the “good business school” to the “great writing program,” undergrads have their pick of some truly stellar academic departments. Special praise is reserved for IUP’s “fantastic” communications media program in which students have access to “a full-fledged commercial radio station (WIUP-FM), television studio (IUP-TV), two photography studios, a print studio, a full audio lab, a full motion capture/video game lab, and a huge center dedicated for media production and research (CMPR).” Beyond amazing facilities, undergrads at IUP have the privilege of learning from “great,” “knowledgeable” professors. Most instructors here work to ensure that “discussion[s are] a big part of [the classroom]...experience.” Moreover, it’s clearly evident that they’re “passionate about what they do.” As a journalism and public relations major explains, “My professors really care about their subjects and take the time to thoroughly explain concepts and ideas to students.” And a thrilled nursing major sums it up: “[Professors] feel like family and express that they genuinely care about the students outside of just the classroom situation. They see [us] as more than just students and aim to help us get the most out of IUP resources and time.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
725
with Terminal Degree

368
Men
357
Women
110
Minority
15
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
0%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Asian Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Office Management and Supervision

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  • High School/Secondary Diplomas and Certificates

  • Certificate of IEP Completion Program

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Optics/Optical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Interior Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Bonnie Harbison Anderson '80
President & CEO of Veracyte

The Honorable David L. Reed '00
Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Charlene Mickens Dukes '80
President, Prince George's Community College

Richard B. Clark '80
CEO, Brookfield Financial Properties

Chad Hurley '99
Founder, You Tube, Inc.

Almar Latour '94
Editor-in-Chief, Asia Wall St. Journal

Stephen P. Skorija '69
Musical Director, Walt Disney World

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
0%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 14

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,529

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,913

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,233

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,807

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,529

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,820
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,050
Required Fees
$2,650
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,600
Transportation for Commuters
$1,100

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Many undergrads at Indiana University of Pennsylvania steadfastly assert that there’s “no typical student here.” As a geology and applied math double-major explains, “The variety of majors offered here attracts many different people with different interests and goals in life. Whatever you are looking for here, you will most likely find it.” A nutrition major concurs adding, “There is large mix of personalities on campus. From jock, preppy, intellectual, band member, religious etc. Because of this, everyone can fit in with at least one type of group.” That being said, it can often feel as though the vast majority of students are “white, Christian, straight, and from an upper-middle class family in central or western PA.” A pre-med student bemoans, “IUP has very little diversity, and the towns these students come from also have very little diversity. It can be tough being different sometimes.” Thankfully, however, the majority of undergrads here are “friendly” and “helpful” and “open to meeting new people.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
12,130
Out of State
6%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
62

Demographics

11.41%
African-American
3.80%
Hispanic
79.43%
Caucasian
4.32%
International

54% female
46% male
6% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview

Students Say

It’s quite easy to lead a full (and busy!) life at IUP. After all, “there are many opportunities to get involved on campus.” Students can participate in “everything from National Honors Societies to sports teams, and everything in between.” While some students admit that “drinking is a large part of [social life]” at IUP, others insist that there “are great alternatives to partying.” These include “bingo on Friday nights, the incredible theatre productions, as well as multiple art galleries on campus.” We’re also told that “Indiana, PA is very much a college town.” And when students want to take a break from campus life, they often head to Philadelphia Street, “a bustling center of bars and restaurants...almost all of the businesses on Philly Street are very welcoming to students.” Many undergrads love taking advantage of “dollar bowling night” as well. And students yearning to get a little farther away can take advantage of IUP’s “really great entertainment network,” which frequently organizes trips to “Pirates games, Penguins games, Steeler[s’] games, museums [and] concerts.” All in all, it’s easy to get out and about and Pittsburgh is only about an hour ’s drive away.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
82%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
333
Number of Honor Societies
24

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
25

7% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

12% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Crimson Hawks)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Crimson Hawks)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.iup.edu/glbt www.iup.edu/safezone

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
114

Average Number of PC's per Lab
19

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo, Dell, Apple, Gov Connection & Plug, Parts Now, Brothers Laser, CDWG

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Nicole Carrera
Associate Director of Admission

Address
Office of Admissions
120 Sutton Hall
Indiana, PA 15705

Phone
7243572230

Email
admissions-inquiry@iup.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Housing Quad
Oak Grove
Hadley Union Building Fitness Center/Food Court
Stapleton Library/Java City
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
College Lodge Recreational Park
Whites Woods
Philadelphia St/Downtown Indiana restaurants and stores
Indiana Mall
Commonplace Coffee Shop

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday - Friday 11AM and 2:00PM & when classes in session
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
11 AM & 2 PM & when classes in session

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
gbryant@iup.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Specific academic department

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Free local Bus Transportation Commercial Bus Transportation Airport: Pittsburgh International Airport (70 miles from campus) Amtrak train service: Latrobe (20 miles from campus) Greyhound bus service: Indiana

Driving Instructions to Campus
Indiana Campus, from the Northwest Interstate 79 south to Rt. 422 east Exit at Oakland Ave. (Rt. 286) Turn left on Oakland Ave. Proceed approximately 1 mile, past cemetery on right, until you see the university's archway. Indiana Campus, from the Northeast Interstate 80 west to Rt. 220 south Rt. 220 south to Altoona Rt. 22 west to Ebensburg Rt. 422 West to Indiana Exit at Oakland Ave. (Rt. 286) Turn right on Oakland Ave. Proceed approximately 2 miles, past cemetery on right, until you see the university's archway. Indiana Campus, from the Southwest Rt. 22 east to Indiana exit (1 exit east of Blairsville) Rt. 119 north to Indiana Rt. 422 west Exit at Oakland Ave. (Rt. 286) Turn right on Oakland Ave. Proceed approximately 2 miles, past cemetery on right, until you see the university's archway. Indiana Campus, from the Southeast PA Turnpike (Interstate 76) west to Bedford exit 11 Rt. 220 north to Altoona Rt. 22 west to Ebensburg Rt. 422 west to Indiana Exit at Oakland Ave. (Rt. 286) Turn right on Oakland Ave. Proceed approximately 2 miles, past cemetery on right, until you see the university's archway.

Local Accommodations
Indiana offers a wide variety of places to catch a good night's sleep, from charming bed-and-breakfasts to budget-priced motels. The Indiana County Tourist Bureau offers complete and up-to-date information on where to stay when you visit Indiana.