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.
Nearly 12,000 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.
Located in the heart of Indiana, Pennsylvania, IUP’s main
campus has grown from 12 acres and one building in 1875, to 354 acres and 65 major buildings. The IUP Student Cooperative Association not only owns
and operates the Hadley complex adjacent to the main campus but also owns and
maintains a 280-acre outdoor recreational park a short distance away.
Affiliate campuses are located in Punxsutawney, Northpointe (Armstrong County), and Pittsburgh East (Monroeville).
The nationally recognized IUP Academy of Culinary Arts is in Punxsutawney.
IUP also offers courses through the State System’s Dixon Center in Harrisburg and through distance education.
The IUP Libraries consists of
the Stapleton/Stabley building, the Orendorff Music Library, the Punxsutawney Regional Library, and the Northpointe Regional Library. The
Stapleton/Stabley building, which serves as the central university library,
houses the main book and periodical collections, technical and public services,
special collections and archives, as well as media resources and services. All
libraries and all services are an integral part of IUP Libraries, a system
whose resources are linked by means of an automated union catalog.
In fall 2018, there were 11,325 students:
IUP students are bright, inquisitive, and accomplished
IUP students enjoy a 16:1 student/faculty ratio. Nearly all classes are taught by faculty members, as opposed to graduate assistants.
Four faculty have been included in a list of the 300 highest rated by students in the US (Princeton
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 US 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 32 fraternities and sororities.
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student life at IUP.
IUP competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and is an NCAA Division II member.
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athletics at IUP.
Our colors are crimson and gray.
tuition costs competitive using the per-credit tuition model. Find out an estimate of the 2018-19 tuition costs with our Cost Estimator.
IUP disburses substantial
financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and low-interest loans. In 2016–17:
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Note: Information current as of December 5, 2018.