If you’re looking for an academic environment that not only challenges but welcomes and supports you, you’ve come to the right place.
IUP combines the academic opportunities of a large university with the highly personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college.
Founded in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a vibrant, student-centered learning community with a teaching-focused, research-based faculty who
are noted scholars in their fields. They often publish and are invited to give presentations to national audiences. In addition, the faculty encourage and support students who choose to do research, some beginning their freshman year.
We are a doctoral-level university that has been recognized for the quality of our programs.
Not long ago, we conducted a student survey of our out-of-state students to learn more about why they chose IUP. Here are some of the reasons they considered IUP a wise choice.
Thinking of transferring to IUP? You'll be in good company. Students throughout the country transfer to IUP and find it to be a transfer-friendly school.
Transferring credits to IUP is easy. We will provide you with an evaluation explaining how each of your credits transfers as soon as you apply and are admitted.
You may need to send different application items depending on the number of transferable credits you’ve completed.
If you need advice about how your credits will probably transfer before applying, talk to an admissions counselor by contacting the admissions office at 724-357-2230 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Many students who transfer from other states have questions about becoming a Pennsylvania resident.
If you don't meet residency requirements, you may only need to take 45-72 credits at non-resident tuition in order to graduate from IUP, depending on the number and type of courses you transfer.
Be sure to talk with one of our transfer counselors to find the plan that suits your situation best.
IUP is in Indiana, Pennsylvania, a large town/small city situated 55 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. You can easily walk from campus into Indiana, where a main street of shops and restaurants is a popular destination for students. There are also beautiful parks near campus and in the surrounding area.
Visit our beautiful campus through a virtual tour led by our students.
You may have a car on campus even as
a freshman. However, the social life of the student body is
mostly on campus, so there are few reasons to need a car. There is a ride board
in the Student HUB that helps students identify others with whom they could
share rides home for holidays and breaks. Public transportation is available as
well. Students can ride local buses around campus and the Indiana area for free with their I-cards.
Estimated travel time to Indiana (by car) from selected
cities (in hours):
In addition to its affordability, IUP has repeatedly proven its standing as an academically strong university.
IUP professors have won more than 60 Fulbright scholarships, and students have won 12 Fulbright awards, eight Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, 16 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships and 12 Freeman-Asia study abroad awards.
Students can choose from more than 140 bachelor’s degree options including strong traditions and emerging career fields in education, business, the sciences, the humanities, the fine arts, and health and human services. Learn more about our majors.
IUP has been
recognized as an institution that provides a superior education at a reasonable
cost by the following:
Are there other out-of-state students at IUP?
Yes, hundreds of students from around the United States
and throughout the world apply to IUP each year. The out-of-state student
population makes up six percent of the student body and is growing!
Are there any special admission requirements for out-of-state students?
No, all prospective students must meet the same admission requirements
no matter the state they are from.
Is there a limit to the number of out-of-state students IUP will accept each year?
No, there is no limit to the number of out-of-state
students IUP will accept each year.
Is there special assistance or scholarships for out-of-state students?
Yes, qualified students may be eligible to receive the Sutton Scholarship and other merit-based scholarships.
IUP is a destination for students
from all over the country and the world. Over 27 states and 16 countries are
represented on campus. Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia typically have the highest numbers among the states outside Pennsylvania.
Total student enrollment from New Jersey over 5 years: 1137
Total student enrollment from Maryland over 5 years: 1021
Total student enrollment from Virginia over 5 years: 950
Total student enrollment from Ohio over 5 years: 457
Total student enrollment from West Virginia over 5 years: 495
Total student enrollment from Delaware over 5 years: 110
Total student enrollment from New York over 5 years: 98
At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a prestigious honors education is not only reasonably priced, but also comes with written guarantees you won’t find spelled out in many college brochures. Within our Cook Honors College, you can count on:
Note: Information current as of June 18, 2018.