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IUP Facts and Accolades

 

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Location

  • Main campus
    • Indiana, Pa.
    • Approximately 1 hour northeast of Pittsburgh: Map and directions
    • Campus size: 374 acres
  • Indiana, Pennsylvania, home of IUP’s main campus, is ranked as one of the 50 great affordable college towns in the United States by Great Value Colleges.
  • Branch campuses
    • Punxsutawney, Pa.
    • Northpointe—Freeport, PA
    • Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center—Wilkins Twp., Pa.
    • IUP Academy of Culinary Arts—Punxsutawney, Pa.

Academics

  • Faculty: 770
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1
  • Majors/programs
    • 136 Undergraduate programs
    • 57 Master's programs
    • 11 Doctoral programs

Enrollment (Fall 2013)

  • Total student body: 14,728
    • Undergraduate: 12,471
    • Graduate: 2,257
  • 44 percent male, 56 percent female (2012)
  • Minority students: 16 percent
  • International students: 6 percent
  • Students come from 48 states, two U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and 63 countries (2012).

Freshman class (Fall 2013)

  • 42 are valedictorians or salutatorians
  • 3.2 average high school GPA 
  • Sutton Scholars freshman class: 3.79 average high school GPA

Tuition and Aid (2013–2014)

Not including housing, dining, or required fees

  • Undergraduate tuition
    • $6,622—in state
    • $11,258—out of state discounted
    • $16,556—out of state
  • Graduate tuition
    • $442/credit—in state
    • $663/credit—out of state
  • Financial aid (2011-2012)
    • Average award: $13,171
    • No. of students receiving aid: 13,798
  • Scholarships

Housing

  • IUP is home to some of the newest suite-style residence halls in the U.S., built since 2000, as well as traditional residence halls.
  • Eight suite-style buildings comprise nearly 4,000 living units of six floor plans. 
  • Over 80 percent of freshmen who live on campus live in a suite.
  • Many students who share academic interests live in 31 Living-Learning Communities in the suites.

Athletics

  • Crimson Hawks
  • Colors: Crimson and gray
  • Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Western Division
  • IUP Football and Basketball: 2012-13 PSAC Champions!
  • Men's sports: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field, and swimming.
  • Women's sports: Basketball, cross country, field hockey, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.
  • Club sports: Boxing, club tennis, cycling, English equestrian, equestrian (western), fencing, men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, martial arts, men's lacrosse, men's rugby, women's rugby, wrestling, women's soccer, men's soccer, paintball, rifle club, sailing, swimming, ultimate frisbee, and men's volleyball.
IUP Crimson Hawks

The bell tower of John Sutton Hall
The Bell Tower, on John Sutton Hall, is at the heart of campus

Accolades

Alumni

  • Edward Abbey (attended 1947), author and environmentalist
  • Elizabeth Jane Cochrane (attended 1879), ground-breaking investigative reporter known as “Nellie Bly”
  • Tim Cejka ’73 (business), executive vice president, ExxonMobil Exploration
  • Chad Hurley ’99 (art), co-founder and CEO, YouTube
  • Patricia Hilliard Robertson ’85, NASA astronaut
  • Art Rooney ’20, founder, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Susan Snyder ’85 (journalism), Pulitzer Prize winning education reporter, Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Trisha Rae Stahl ’98 (theater), actress, Glee
  • The Honorable Jack Wagner ’74, Pennsylvania auditor general, 2005–13
  • Meet more outstanding IUP alumni.
 
  • Admissions Office
  • Sutton Hall, Suite 120
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: (724) 357-2230
  • Fax: (724) 357-6281
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.