Founded in 1875, IUP is a vibrant, comprehensive, research-based, teaching-focused, student-centered learning community.
IUP combines the academic opportunities of a large university with the highly personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college.
Almost 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in our accredited and nationally recognized programs, enjoying traditional and nontraditional classroom experiences, engaging in research and service activities with their faculty mentors, becoming lifelong learners, preparing for rewarding careers and productive lives, and developing leadership skills for effective citizenship.
IUP makes significant contributions to the economic and cultural strength of the region, the commonwealth, and the nation through education, scholarship, and service.
IUP is consistently ranked among the best institutions in the region for quality and cost.
IUP’s beautiful main campus is located in Indiana, Pa., and spans 374 acres. A combination of historical charm and state-of-the-art facilities, it includes 59 major buildings and 11 athletic fields.
Affiliate campuses are located in Northpointe (Armstrong County) and Punxsutawney, Pa.
The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts also is in Punxsutawney.
IUP offers courses through the State System’s Dixon Center in Harrisburg and through distance education.
Stapleton/Stabley Library, located on the Indiana campus, is the central university library. The IUP library system has a collection of more than 900,000 books, maintains subscriptions to about 15,000 serials in multiple formats, and houses more than 100,000 audiovisual materials.
In Fall 2014, there were 14,369 students:
IUP students are bright, inquisitive, and accomplished.
IUP students enjoy an 18:1 student/faculty ratio. Nearly all classes are taught by faculty members, as opposed to graduate assistants.
Faculty have won more than 60 Fulbright scholarships, allowing them to study and research in more than a score of countries.
Faculty research has been sponsored by institutions such as the National Science Foundation, NASA, the American Chemical Society, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Education.
Not only does IUP offer an abundance of undergraduate and master’s programs, but it is the only university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to offer Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Degrees are offered from the broader, more traditional (philosophy, anthropology) to the career specific (safety sciences, respiratory therapy). IUP boasts:
Students benefit from the leadership, professional, service, and social opportunities offered by more than 250 exciting student organizations, including 14 fraternities and 13 sororities.
Find out more about student life at IUP.
IUP competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and is an NCAA Division II member.
Find out more about athletics at IUP.
Our colors are crimson and gray.
IUP keeps tuition costs competitive: For the 2014–2015 academic year:
IUP disburses substantial financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and low-interest loans. In 2013-14:
No. of students who received aid: 12,748
Average award: $14,038
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