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Cost and Value

If cost is an issue for you when choosing a college, consider the Robert E. Cook Honors College and IUP. Our affordable in-state and out-of-state tuition rates are among the most competitive in the nation. Even without a scholarship, you are paying a fraction of the price for a top-notch education on par with nationally recognized, big name schools.

For the Academic Year—Two Semesters (Based on Estimated 2008-2009 Rates)

Total Cost, Including Tuition, Room (double occupancy), Average Meal Plan and Fees

  • In-state residents: $11,885
  • Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia residents, and any out-of-state student with a high school cumulative grade-point average above 3.0: $14,473
  • Out-of-state residents with a high school cumulative GPA below a 3.0: $19,651

Honorable Mentions

Here are just some of the honorable mentions IUP has received in recent years:

  • Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine has listed IUP in its Top 100 Values in State Universities report for the past three years.
  • The Princeton Review's The Best 331 Colleges, 2001 edition, has included IUP in its rankings, calling IUP an "inexpensive, career-oriented, rural school with small classes and a thought-provoking Honors College…[you get] a bang for your buck here."
  • Money Magazine's "Money Guide" ranked IUP as the #1 best buy of any Pennsylvania public university education and 22nd among the nation's public universities.
  • U.S. News & World Report selected IUP as one of the top 172 national universities, and has also identified IUP as one of America's best college values.
  • How to Get an Ivy League Education at a State University by Dr. Martin Nemko has recognized IUP as a "public ivy," a term for a select few public colleges and universities that offer academic environments comparable to those at Ivy League schools, but at affordable prices.