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What do I love about IUP? Everything. I absolutely love the prelaw program. My professors are always available for my questions. The campus is beautiful. I'm 100 percent happy here.

—Alexandra Hilditch, Class of 2014; history prelaw major; Honors College student

Honors College student Alex Hilditch Loves IUP
Franklin Mosley Loves IUP

Our professors sense potential. If you're willing to work hard, our professors work hard with you and for you.

—Franklin Mosley, Class of 2014; music major, vocal performance; played lead role in IUP Music Theater's production of Pirates of Penzance; earned IUP scholarships to study in Italy

Ryan Egan loves IUP

I'm working in my third internship. For a business student, theory is one thing, but putting knowledge to use is what hits the mark.

—Ryan Egan, Class of 2014; double major in operations management and economics; Honors College student; helped by professors in finding three internships


IUP helped me find my true potential and determine where I want to go from here. I've grown in understanding who I am.

—Katy Deason, Class of 2012; music education major; Honors College student; now in the Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate program

Katy Deason Loves IUP

IUP doesn't just teach you; it gets you involved in the field you want to work in. I'm learning the technical side of computer science and the ethical issues too.

—Lojjik Braughler, Class of 2017; computer science major; Upward Bound student; earned first place in technology concepts in Future Business Leaders of America national contest

Lojjik Braughler Loves IUP

When I visited IUP, the campus felt perfect. My freshman year in Stephenson was really nice. I felt at home.

—Tori Stone, Class of 2015; geography major with an environmental geographer concentration; minors in psychology and anthropology; found her perfect major after joining the ECO student club

Tori Stone loves IUP
Marc Colon

Shawn from the Multicultural Resources Office came to my high school in Philly. He saw my leadership experience and academic accomplishments; he understood what I have to offer. He made me feel like an asset.

—Marc Colón, Class of 2016; finance major; earned IUP Promising Scholars full-tuition scholarship; leader in CALSA, Caring About Latino Student Achievement

Kayle Scott

That’s something about the Journalism Department I really love—we definitely feel a sense of community. The alumni are always willing to help. They were in our shoes once, so they make time for us if we want to do an informational interview or shadow them for an afternoon.

—Kayle Scott, Class of 2014; English and journalism double major; member, Public Relations Student Society of America, Society of Professional Journalists


IUP has a good name in speech pathology. It's a competitive field, and IUP has a really good program.

—Kristen Martin, Class of 2015; speech-language pathology and audiology major; member of the National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association; commuted to campus her first two years

Kristen Martin Loves IUP

Jacque in the Upward Bound Office helped me a lot in applying for the Dell scholarship. She made phone calls to my high school and wrote a recommendation. I'm really grateful.

—Christina Bryner, Class of 2016; double major in accounting and finance; Upward Bound student; earned $20,000 Dell Foundation scholarship

Christina Bryner loves IUP (for Admissions).

IUP has one of the better nursing schools in Pennsylvania, and it's close to home and affordable. I applied elsewhere, but IUP was my #1 school.

—Josh Moss, Class of 2017; nursing major; Upward Bound student

Josh Moss Loves IUP
Megan Henry Loves IUP

There are so many academic opportunities here. I went to Turkey with the Honors College, to Italy to study art history, and to Spain as part of my Spanish major.

—Megan Henry, Class of 2014; double major in art education and Spanish; studio minor in ceramics; Honors College student

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