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Academics

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 (WIUPFM), 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."

Student Body

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 [a] 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."

Campus Life

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.

Overview

Applicants
9,880
Acceptance Rate
91%

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 540
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
400 - 510

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 550

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
678
with Terminal Degree

341
Women
337
Men
89
Minority
17
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP 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.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • 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.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • 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.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

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

  • 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/Fitness, General.

  • 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
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Colin Helms '93
Head of Media, TED Conferences

Christopher Stewart '93, M'96
Head Athletic Trainer, Pittsburgh Penguins

Jonathan Sinclair '90
EVP Programming & Development, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network

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

Almar Latour '94
Publisher and Executive Vice President, Dow Jones Media Group

John Esposito '78
President and CEO, Warner Music Nashville

Leslie Miller Purser '80
Major General, US Army, and Special Assistant to the Acting Secretary of the Army, Manpower & Reserve Affairs

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,747

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,170

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,236

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
83%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$39,833

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,747

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,000
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$12,736
Required Fees
$3,146
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,700
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,488
Comprehensive Fee

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


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,143
Foreign Countries Represented
32

Demographics

1.02%
Asian
12.40%
African-American
4.45%
Hispanic
73.52%
Caucasian
3.33%
International

57% female
43% male
5% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Dr. Catherine Dugan

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Psycho-educational evaluation see website (https://www.iup.edu/disabilitysupport/)

Documentation Required for ADHD

Psycho-educational evaluation or physician completed documentation form (on website) https://www.iup.edu/disabilitysupport/

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
300
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
22

8% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

31% participate in intramural sports
4% 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

Minority Support Groups: LGBTQIA Support presents Adulting 101: Queer conversations workshop series each Monday

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

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

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: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
9:30am & 1:30pm & 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
iupathletics.com/staff.aspx for emails

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
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