Indiana University of Pennsylvania Admissions

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Admissions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are generally open--around nine out of every ten applicants are accepted each year. Students can apply online or on paper, and will also need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Be sure to check out the school's website for more information, including important deadlines.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Description

Founded in 1875 as Indiana Normal School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is now a large public university that offers 145 undergraduate degree programs and 71 graduate programs. The University frequently receives national recognition for its educational value. IUP is made up of numerous colleges and schools with the College of Health and Human Services having the highest undergraduate enrollment. Student life is active with over 220 student organizations including 18 fraternities and 14 sororities. In athletics, IUP competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference at the NCAA Division II level.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 12,971 (10,743 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,368 (in-state); $22,377 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,246
  • Other Expenses: $2,288
  • Total Cost: $27,002 (in-state); $38,011 (out-of-state)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 65%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,753
    • Loans: $8,367

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminology, Elementary Education, Health and Physical Education, Marketing, Nursing

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Swimming, Baseball, Football, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Swimming, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer, Lacrosse, Cross Country

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania Mission Statement

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"Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a leading public, doctoral/research university, strongly committed to undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarship, and public service.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania engages students as learners and leaders in an intellectually challenging, culturally enriched, and contemporarily diverse environment..."

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