Find Your Success

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    Shawn Mosley

    Shawn ’16
    Today she’s a modeling analyst at GEICO, but Shawn credits her success to hard work and mentors who cared about her future.

    Anthony Maticic

    Anthony ’19
    Experiences Anthony Maticic found through IUP led him to an internship at a big four accounting firm—and a job offer.

    Mary Chey

    Mary ’17
    On her way to a PhD in cell biology, Mary Chey made the most of her undergraduate years through real research opportunities.

    Karina Gomex-Franco

    Karina ‘16
    Happy to find the major she wanted at IUP, Karina also found caring professors and a community and the experiences she needed to succeed.


    Darla ‘14
    Darla knew when she came to IUP that she wanted to change the world and she wanted to do it through media.

    Howie Begosa

    Howie ‘04
    Working closely with his professors and mentors led Howie to his dream job with Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.


    IUP is a little bit of everything.

    It's a big school set in a small town. It's a national university with its roots firmly in western Pennsylvania. It's a school that offers a traditional education, but also mixes in new programs that keep up with technology. It's a university that looks to the future while also preserving its past.

    IUP is built on the foundation of a top-notch education that's affordable and produces graduates who are equipped to be leaders and rise to the top of their chosen fields. And that foundation is built on people like you.

    Where do you fit in? Well, let us help you.


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    It's Your Decision

    One of the most important decisions you will make about your college education is to choose your major. Some students know what career path they want to follow before they even set foot on campus; others need a little time to find their way.

    Here at IUP, you'll have all the resources you'll need to choose your path to a rewarding career, plus the classes to give you a head start on your journey. We offer more than 140 majors in a variety of areas, including science, technology, education, medical, business, and the arts. It's in those majors that you'll find attentive and knowledgeable professors, small class sizes, and resources to help you succeed.

    You can also do some of your learning outside the classroom. We'll help you gain research opportunities, internships, and a professional network to help launch you into the career you choose.

    What You'll Become

    You can find our more than 125,000 graduates in every state, and in more than 90 countries around the world. What they'll tell you is that a degree from IUP is the key that unlocks the door of the next chapter in your life.

    Some of our graduates have gone a different direction after graduation, but the education they earned at IUP helped them find their way to rewarding careers in many diverse occupations around the globe.

    IUP graduates have gone on to accomplish many remarkable things, and the bonus for you is that you'll have the same opportunities at IUP that they had. So think about what you want to be, and let us help you get there.

    Getting Involved

    Becoming a successful student is about more than your grades. You will have the opportunity to get involved with any of our more-than 250 on-campus organizations, which will help you become a well-rounded student.

    As a head start, you can use our Crimson Connect website to learn a little about a lot of our organizations. You'll find groups that will help build your personal resume, and others that will enhance your awareness of the world around you. These organizations cover a wide range of topics, from social justice to business networking and many things in between.

    Once you've decided what you want out of your education, you'll realize you can find everything you need here at IUP.