See what students say:


From the first day a student sets foot on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus, they receive highly personalized attention and support. Each student is immediately assigned a professional mentor, and students say one of the school’s greatest strengths are these “staff and faculty who aim to help the students academically, personally, or professionally.” Affirms one student, “they want to ensure we all have a good and safe experience at IUP.” Class sizes “are small, so there is more one-on-one time with professors,” and “[there are] a lot of resources that you can use if you need help, whether it’s with academics or [wellness].” Among students’ most appreciated aspects of the school are the “variety of academic choices, the writing center, “and the “state-of-the-art labs with amazing resources.” Also, “through the multicultural center there are a lot of programs that focus on leadership and all of the soft skills.”

Professors “care a lot about the success of their students and go out of their way to help them to truly understand what is being taught.” The amount of work a student puts in shapes the relationship with the teachers, and “you have to try in your classes and be present, [but] they will notice you if you do.” Classes can be lecture-style or “very discussionbased, [which] it makes it interesting to know everyone’s opinion on a topic,” and some incorporate field trips or outdoor classrooms. “For my language development class, we had a project where we had to find a child and do a book reading activity with them in order to practice using book reading as a method of treatment for those with language impairments,” says a student.

Student Body

The community found at IUP “is widely diverse, yet inclusive, [which] creates a wonderful environment to want to be a part of.” Students here are “supportive, collaborative, and unique” and “provide a welcoming environment for [incoming] students” of all kinds, including the “very welcoming” LGBTQIA student body and international population. This is “a group of people that likes to try new things from cooking, workout, intense board games, or watching a sports game on campus,” and “everyone has their own style and views,” and “seems to be respectful of each other.” People here are “very well-rounded along with committed to working together as a whole” and “are attentive in class, make smart [decisions], and are passionate about their futures.” This bond transcends academic interests; as a student says, “It is so easy to make friends here, even in classes that don’t pertain to your major.”

Campus Life

Students say that even though “most people are in a routine of going to classes, studying, and either balancing work, an extracurricular, or a varsity sport,” the “workload [is] challenging but doable.” Part of this credit goes to the school itself, which is “good at making sure everyone feels included with the various clubs and activities,” features many “organizations to join that are both fun and helpful for jobs outside of school,” and is “amazing at communicating these opportunities.” The success of these programs also goes to a “special club called STATIC that runs all major events on campus and figures out the artist who comes for [the] homecoming concert every year.” Off-campus, the town of Indiana “is small so there is not much to do besides explore Main Street and outdoor hiking/ activities,” but students agree “it’s great to walk around during the fall and spring.” All in all, the “opportunity that IUP provides students in terms of activities, networking, and future career guidance” is at a high level, especially for “great on-campus job[s]” and there are “a lot of resources around campus to help you with anything you could think of.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Nicole Carrera
Associate Director of Admission

Office of Admissions
120 Sutton Hall
Indiana, PA 15705



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
North Dining
Oak Grove
Hadley Union Building Fitness Center/Food Court
Stapleton Library/Coffee Shop
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: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Please go to www.iup.edu/visit for dates and times.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
iupathletics.com/staff.aspx for emails

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Specific academic department

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


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) and Johnstown (27 miles from campus) Greyhound and Fullington Trailways 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.


Applicants: 9,173
Acceptance Rate: 91%
Average HS GPA: 3.40



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