IUP was selected for the following:
Honors for IUP colleges include the following:
As of 2016, seven IUP students have been named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars for excellence in science and mathematics. They are: Kara McClain (2016), Dan O’Hara (2013), Kelsi Lindblad (2010), Elizabeth Paladin Jeffries (2007), Kristin Juhasz (2006), Thomas Baker (2004), and Brigid Mooney Rotigel (2003).
As of 2012, IUP professors have won more than 60 Fulbright scholarships since the program’s inception in 1946, the most of any university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
As of 2012, IUP students have won 12 Fulbright awards since the first student award in 1996. Only 1,200 university students in the nation are chosen for this scholarship annually.
From 2006 to 2013, IUP students won 14 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards. Fewer than 400 students annually are chosen for these awards, which are funded by Congress and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute of International Education. The program strives to prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
IUP students won eight Freeman-Asia study-abroad awards from 2002 to 2008. Sponsored by the Institute of International Education, this program supports American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia.
As of 2012, five IUP students have received awards through the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for fellowship, study abroad, or graduate study.