If you're like most parents, you have some questions about the colleges your student is interested in. Here are answers to the 10 questions parents most frequently ask us about IUP. If your concern isn't covered here, please call or e-mail the Admissions Office, so we can talk about it with you.
We consistently offer academic excellence at a price families can afford. That is why IUP has the
distinction of being listed as one of “America’s Top Colleges" in Forbes. IUP has one of the largest internship
programs in the state. The 374-
acre residential campus, graced with historic buildings and towering oaks,
provides a scenic backdrop for rewarding collegiate experiences. IUP attracts
students of all races, from almost every state in the nation and nearly
If you need financial assistance, it’s here. Every U.S
student enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking program is
eligible for aid through loans, grants,
scholarships, or employment. The Financial Aid Office provides financial information and counseling to
all students attending IUP or interested in attending IUP.
You'll need to submit the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid, available at the Financial
Aid Office. That's how your eligibility for federal and Pennsylvania grants and loans is determined.
If you reside out of state, you may be eligible for state grants
through the state you live in. Contact your state grant agency for
You'll be glad to know that Crime at
College: A Student’s Guide to Personal Safety states that IUP is located in
the safest college town in Pennsylvania and in the Northeast and the fifth
safest college town in the nation. Campus safety features include:
A brochure entitled Safety and Security, Indiana Campus is available by calling the IUP
IUP is large enough for your student's academic dreams, small enough to feel like home. Your
son or daughter will never be just another number here! IUP faculty itself on its passion for and focus on teaching undergraduate students, as at some larger
institutions where much instruction is done by graduate assistants. Most classrooms are small enough for professors to know students by name. Every class is taught
by a professor, with the exception of doctoral students teaching some
sections of English and psychology.
Choosing a university and a major are two of the
biggest decisions in your student’s life. It’s OK to be struggling with the process of
choosing a major. Many students change majors at
least once and often twice in the course of their college years.
Major and Career Exploration offers resources
to assist in assessing interest and abilities as students search for the best
match of major and career.
Every student must be enrolled in one of the following six
undergraduate colleges. Students are encouraged to select a major, but may enroll
in any college without declaring a major.
of Business College of
EducationCollege of ArtCollege of
Health and Human ServicesCollege of
Humanities and Social SciencesCollege of
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
All parents hope their
students will find fulfillment in their adult lives. In most cases,
that means finding a good job.
Despite continued challenging
economic times, IUP graduates consistently secure employment and/or pursue further
education. Data analysis revealed that 84 percent of Class of 2013 graduates
responding to the survey are employed or continuing their education or both.
The knowledge rate indicated that 93.6 percent of Class of 2013 graduates
identified are employed or continuing their education or both.
The Career and Professional Development Office helps students in their job search by providing:
Studies department and the Writing Center provide free tutoring in
a variety of subjects. We encourage students to contact them as soon as they
suspect they need help. The mission of the Department of Developmental
Studies is to help undergraduate students prepare, succeed, and excel in their
college curriculum. This is accomplished through a number of different
The Health Center
provides routine primary care for many common health-related concerns. A wide
variety of health education and wellness programs are provided by professionals
and peers educators.
Students are seen by
appointment during regular business hours. Services provided by Health Center
are covered by the student health fee. The center has printed materials
detailing services, available upon request.
requires documentation of immunization dates for all new freshman and transfer
students to be on file at the health center by the end of their first semester
Plenty. Over 230 student organizations offer social and professional
opportunities. Any student interested in groups related to his or her
major, sports, volunteer organizations, fraternities, sororities, musical
activities, publications, religion, or other interests will find them here. The campus event calendar is also full of live performances, visiting speakers, films, and art exhibits
offered by the Lively Arts and the Center for Student
We have orientation program that brings both students and parents to campus. The purpose of orientation
is twofold: to help students and parents to prepare for the adjustment to
campus life and to assess students’ academic needs.
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