In fall 2023, there were 9,254 students:
- 7,079 undergraduates
- 1,814 graduate students
- 361 career preparation certificate students
- 61 percent female, 39 percent male
- 570 students are from outside Pennsylvania
- 27 percent are international or minority students:
- 2,513 identify as non-white
- 494 are international students, representing 64 countries
2024: Princeton Review
Best Colleges Guidebook, Best Colleges Region by Region
2024: Wall Street Journal/College Pulse
America’s Best Colleges
2023: Colleges of Distinction
Recognized for IUP’s focus on hands-on learning, strong student-faculty relationships, a vibrant campus life, and successful outcomes
2023: The Princeton Review
Top Master of Business Administration on-campus program
Top Online Nursing Program
2023: Cybersecurity Guide
Cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program, eighth in the nation for affordability
Criminology master’s program, top six in the nation
Online programs, best in the nation
2023: Military Times
Best for Vets Colleges, ranked highest in Pennsylvania
Points of Pride
Highlights from around the university in academics, athletics, scholarships and grant awards, and more, presented at Council of Trustee meetings.
Student Honors and Awards
IUP students are bright, inquisitive, and accomplished. Add to that the rigorous education and abundant opportunities available to them at IUP, and it’s no surprise our students win prestigious national awards. Through our National Achievement Scholarships Office, under the Undergraduate Research Office, we provide resources students can use to make their applications as competitive as possible when applying for these fellowships and scholarships.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships
Freeman-Asia Study Abroad Awards
Students have won Fulbright awards for international study since 1996
David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships since 2004
Students named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars since 2003
IUP is very proud to hold university-wide regional accreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the gold standard of external evaluation.
In addition, scores of individual programs have undergone self-study and external review by experts in those disciplines to ensure that the programs meet professional standards and prepare students for careers in those fields.
IUP is the only university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to offer doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees. These degrees, along with other doctoral-level degrees, are offered in a variety of programs—from the broader, more traditional programs like Business and Nursing to career-specific programs such as Safety Sciences, Criminology, and School Psychology.
- More than 100 undergraduate degree programs, combining rigorous classroom work with numerous internship, education abroad, research, and other experiential learning opportunities.
A nationally renowned honors program, the Cook Honors College.
More than 40 graduate degree programs, including 13 doctoral programs.
Our colors are crimson and gray.
IUP competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and is an NCAA Division II member.
- Cross Country
- Swimming & Diving
- Track & Field
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Swimming & Diving
- Track & Field
IUP teams have won 104 PSAC championships and two national team championships, and our student-athletes have won national awards and honors. Teams routinely earn berths in national championship competitions.
Scholarships are available for all varsity sports. IUP’s athletic program focuses on the overall student-athlete experience by providing opportunities for success in the classroom, in competition, and with community service opportunities.
IUP student-athletes are routinely honored for academic excellence with Academic All-American awards, NCAA Elite 90 Awards, and PSAC Champion Scholars and PSAC Scholar-Athlete recognitions. IUP teams have earned 12 PSAC Team PGA (team grade point average) awards since 2011.
IUP students also get involved in a variety of club and intramural sports.
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships
IUP’s central campus is located in the heart of the community of Indiana. IUP’s campus has grown from 12 acres and one building in 1875 to 354 acres and 65 major buildings. The entire Indiana campus is part of the Allegheny Arboretum, a living museum devoted to the study, conservation, and enjoyment of trees, shrubs, and vines. The IUP Student Cooperative Association owns and operates the Hadley Union Building complex adjacent to the Indiana campus, and owns and maintains the 280-acre Co-op Recreational Park, a 10-minute drive from campus, which offers 10 miles of hiking and walking trails, a disc golf course, softball fields, a fishing pond, and archery range. Two lodges are available on the property for events and meetings.
Freeport, located along the Allegheny River, is home to IUP’s Northpointe campus in the Armstrong Innovation Center; a number of first-year student classes are offered there.
Punxsutawney offers the best of a small-town, welcoming community and is known around the world for its annual February 2 Groundhog Day celebration, when the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil makes his weather prediction.
Pittsburgh East, a center for a number of graduate programs, is in the Penn Center Building in Wilkins Township. Wilkins Township borders eight Allegheny County neighborhoods, and the Penn Center Building is adjacent to a number of restaurants and shopping areas and within minutes of downtown Pittsburgh.
The Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The Foundation for Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a separate nonprofit organization founded in 1967. The mission of the Foundation is to assist the university with achieving its goals by maximizing private support and acquiring or otherwise providing scholarships, buildings, grounds, or other suitable facilities, improvements, or equipment for the university and students.