Students Say

Nestled in the heart of western Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania provides students with “a quality education at an affordable price.” Across the board, undergrads here assert that their university “is the perfect size: not too small [and] not too big.” Indeed, “IUP has the size of a large state school, but it has the community feeling seen in smaller, private schools.”

Overview

Applicants
8,754
Acceptance Rate
95%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
430 - 530
SAT Math
430 - 530
ACT Composite
-

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Nestled in the heart of western Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania provides students with “a quality education at an affordable price.” Across the board, undergrads here assert that their university “is the perfect size: not too small [and] not too big.” Indeed, “IUP has the size of a large state school, but it has the community feeling seen in smaller, private schools.” Academically, the university “prides itself on [offering] a broad range of majors,” and undergrads love that there’s so much opportunity to study virtually anything. Of course, it’s inevitable that some departments will stand out, and students love to highlight the stellar education, nursing, criminology, and geology programs. Overall, professors at IUP get high marks from undergrads. Certainly, students really appreciate that they are pushed “to become better thinkers inside and outside of the classroom.” One undergrad explains further, “I feel that my professors are passionate about the subjects that they teach and love it when students participate and/or even challenge them. They are friendly and very willing to help students with class and even with extra interest-related things.” Another student concurs, stating, “The professors I have had in my business honors track are the best. Many of them have not only had real-world experience, but they are also [at the] top of their department. They are truly interested in what they are teaching their students, and they do all they can to help.”

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


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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
68
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 Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
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

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

Overall

Students Say

There seems to be a divide among the student body at IUP. Some undergrads believe you can easily categorize their peers “as the people in fraternities and sororities, and those that are not.” Indeed, one student curtly states, “Those that are in the Greek life usually do not hang out with people outside of it, and vice versa.” However, there are plenty of students who object to this point of view, insisting that “IUP is not cliquish” and assuring us that undergrads here “fit very nicely with each other.” As one satisfied undergrad shares, “A typical student is open-minded and willing to learn.” Indeed, many describe their peers as “friendly, outgoing, and eager” and perhaps most important, they “know how to have fun.” As one pleased student sums up her experience, “By and large, there seems to be a place for virtually anybody to fit in here at IUP.”

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

Undergrads at IUP proudly proclaim, “There is always something going on here, and you’ll never be bored if you take the time to look around.” Certainly, “Living at IUP can be very exciting…depending on [a] student’s sense of drive and definition of a ’good time.’” Another undergrad agrees, sharing, “We have a ton of opportunities for campus involvement through programs, events and leadership work…This campus is unique in that if a student is passionate about anything, they can [usually] find other students [it will] resonate with [and] they can form a club/organization if it doesn’t exist.” In addition, “IUP’s party scene exists, but if that’s not your style then you don’t have to worry about it interfering with your life.” And nature lovers will also be delighted to learn that there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure. As one stu­dent reveals, “During the winter, people go skiing or ice skating at local places. During the warmer months, we have an awesome school park that has hiking and biking trails and fishing.” To the detriment of some and to the delight of others, hometown Indiana is “very rural.” Of course, when students do ven­ture into town, they can take advantage of “an old movie theater” and “local restaurants, [which are] very good.” Moreover, there’s also a “very small mall…[and] a bowling alley.” However, when undergrads want a little more excitement, they can head down to Pittsburgh, which provides a myriad of cultural and entertainment options.

Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
69
First-Year Students living on campus
82%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
92

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

Green Rating
61

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.