First-Year Profile

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    First-Year Freshman

    Prospective students, in particular, may be interested in the diversity and fields of study of our first-year students.

    The following information is for 2019.

    New First-Year Students by College

    IUP’s undergraduate degree programs are divided among six colleges.

    This is the breakdown of first-time, full-time, baccalaureate-degree-seeking students according to the college in which they are enrolled. New transfer students are not included in these statistics.

    0102030College of Health and HumanServicesCollege of Natural Sciences andMathematicsEberly College of BusinessUniversity CollegeCollege of Education and EducationalTechnologyCollege of Humanities and SocialSciencesCollege of Fine Arts25.94%21.09%11.06%22.29%8.78%6.04%4.5%Percentage of Students Enrolled
    College of Health and Human Services 25.94
    College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 21.09
    Eberly College of Business 11.06
    University College 22.29
    College of Education and Educational Technology 8.78
    College of Humanities and Social Sciences 6.04
    College of Fine Arts 4.5
    Bar graph comparing first year students by college

    New First-Year Students by Ethnicity

    This is the breakdown by ethnicity:

    020406080WhiteBlack or AfricanAmericanHispanicMultiracialAsianNon Resident AlienUnknownNative Hawaiian/PacificIslander68.24%15.28%6.67%6.33%1.6%0.46%1.14%.00%.29%Percentage of Students Enrolled
    White 68.24
    Black or African American 15.28
    Hispanic 6.67
    Multiracial 6.33
    Asian 1.6
    Non Resident Alien 0.46
    Unknown 1.14
    Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0
    American Indian or Alaska Native 0.29
    Bar graph comparing first year students by ethnicity

    Top 10 Majors

    Following are the 10 most popular majors among these first-year students:

    050100150200University CollegeNursingCriminologyBiologyPsychologyComputer ScienceExploratory-UndecidedHealth and Human ServicesNatural ScienceManagement19714912498857067585349Top Ten Cohort Majors
    University College 197
    Nursing 149
    Criminology 124
    Biology 98
    Psychology 85
    Computer Science 70
    Exploratory-Undecided 67
    Health and Human Services 58
    Natural Science 53
    Management 49
    Bar graph comparing the top ten most popular majors of first year students

    Transfer Students

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    Increasing the number of transfer students is a goal for both IUP and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.

    Students can find more information about which courses will transfer using the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center website.

    The following information is for 2019.

    Transfer Students by College

    IUP’s undergraduate degree programs are divided among the colleges below. This is the breakdown of new transfer students according to the college in which they are enrolled:

    0510152025College of Health and HumanServicesEberly College of BusinessCollege of Natural Sciences andMathematicsCollege of Humanities and SocialSciencesCollege of Education andCommunicationsCollege of Fine ArtsAcademic Affairs DivisionUniversity College27.7%24.3%16.8%9.5%11.3%3.2%1.2%6.07%Percentage of Transfer Students Enrolled
    College of Health and Human Services 27.7
    Eberly College of Business 24.3
    College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 16.8
    College of Humanities and Social Sciences 9.5
    College of Education and Communications 11.3
    College of Fine Arts 3.2
    Academic Affairs Division 1.2
    University College 6.07
    Bar graph comparing percentage transfer students by each of the colleges of IUP

    Top 10 Majors Among New Transfer Students

    Here are the 10 most popular majors among new transfer students. Shown are the number of new transfer students in each major.

    0102030CriminologyManagementAccountingBiologyMarketingPsychologyCommunications MediaPhysical Education andSportHuman ResourceManagement28251919171615151311Top Ten Majors Among Transfer Students
    Criminology 28
    Management 25
    Accounting 19
    Biology 19
    Marketing 17
    Psychology 16
    Communications Media 15
    Physical Education and Sport 15
    Hospitality Management 13
    Human Resource Management 11
    Bar graph comparing the top ten majors of transfer students