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As an IUP student, you will grow academically through challinging classes and all the support you need. You’ll work with expert professors who are passionate about sharing that expertise with their students. Experiential learning opportunities, like lab and field work and internships, complement your classroom work.
You’ll choose from more than 100 majors, but no matter what you choose, you’ll leave IUP equipped for a rewarding career.
Personalized Resources and Attention
The day you arrive, you will be assigned to a faculty or staff mentor from the IUP Guides program. You’ll also have an academic advisor to help you stay on track for your degree. Members of the Hawks Q&A Center know the answer to questions from parking passes to registration anytime you need them.
You can get a tutor through the Academic Success Center, or get help applying for national scholarships through the Undergraduate Research Office. If you need a counselor to help you work through some things, you can find one at the Center for Health and Well-Being.
Choose from over 200 student organizations. Check out a Broadway show or rising hip-hop star on campus. And you’ll have plenty of athletics opportunities, whether you want to play a varsity sport, play sports for fun, or cheer on our nationally ranked athletics teams.
IUP makes every effort to make every student feel welcome on campus. The Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement and our LGBTQIA Support office are always there if you need help or just want a safe space.
Personal Growth Opportunities
IUP professors bring students into the work they do—from discovering a new dinosaur species to recording new music albums, from exploring more sustainable coffee production to discovering new species of reptiles and frogs in Honduras.
Along the way, they’ll become your mentors as you apply what you learn to build your résumé. Through internships, study away options, and hands-on learning, you’ll expand your horizons and explore new places.
A college education is an investment in your future. We’re committed to helping you make it affordable.
There are two parts to making a college education more affordable: costs and financial aid. We strive to support our students in both areas, from a 20% tuition reduction for Pennsylvania undergraduate students beginning fall 2022 to automatic scholarship consideration for all admitted students. 93 percent of incoming students in 2021 received renewable merit scholarships.
Join a Lifelong Network
Enroll at IUP to build your network with classmates, colleagues, and professors. You’ll join a family of 150,000 alumni across the globe, from school counselors and GIS experts to nonprofit leaders and artists. You can find them at top brands like TESLA, NASA, and Coca-Cola, or locally at S&T Bank, UPMC, and everywhere around you.
Options to Meet Your Needs
Life gets busy and fitting a graduate degree into it can be a daunting. At IUP you’ll find the option that keeps you on track. Study at our main campus in Indiana, our Pittsburgh East location in Monroeville, or online.
Professors and Mentors
IUP professors are experts in their field, and they’re eager to pass on their expertise. They’ll roll up their sleeves to work by your side and take pride in your success.
Students and professors have worked together to: research the role of environmental bacteria in disease, build a geographic information system for acid mine drainage remediation planning, investigate social networking alongside young children, and much more.
Resources and Services
Get funded for research, or get help setting up your surveys and visualizing your data in the Applied Research Lab. Join a writing group or a dissertation boot camp in our Kathleen Jones White Writing Center. Collaborate and work together in the Libraries’ new Graduate Research Room.
And if you still have questions, our Hawks Q&A Center provides any answers you can think of.
Earning your graduate degree is an investment. We’re here to help you afford it with reasonably priced tuition and scholarships, assistantships, federal work study positions, and financial aid.
Scholarships turn your academic achievement into financial support. Meanwhile, graduate assistantships and teaching associate positions let you earn a stipend and tuition discount while working in your field.
Expert Chef Instructors
Our expert chef instructors have worked in some of the top kitchens in America. They’ve owned businesses. They’ve medaled in baking and pastry competitions. They’ve built prestigious careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Now it’s your turn.
Our chef instructors work side-by-side with you in the kitchen, training you for success as a food industry professional. Through one-on-one mentorship, you’ll learn the skills you'll need throughout your career—and refine them through practice until they're part of your makeup.
Once you’ve got the skills, you’ll put them to work. We place 100 percent of our students in paid externships at restaurants and resorts across the nation. 80 percent of those placements are at four- and five-star and diamond properties. And four out of five IUP students receive offers of permanent employment from their externship site.
Many of the country’s best resorts and restaurants know the caliber of chef we produce. They’ve hired many of your fellow IUP culinary graduates, who know the passion, talent, and work ethic you have. They used the same formula during their time with us.