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Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Learn about the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA. Read about its admission info, financial aid and degree programs to make an informed education decision.

About Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, located in the town of Indiana, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1875 and is a research based academic community. The university is home to more than 15,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and The Princeton Review ranked it a 'Best Northeastern College' in 2011.


There are 130 undergraduate programs of study at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. These programs are spread out among eight different colleges and schools at the university. The colleges are the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, the College of Education and Educational Technology, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.


Students who wish to apply to Indiana University of Pennsylvania should strive to score at least 1000 on their SATs (only reading and math) or at least a 21 on their ACTs, as well as have maintained a high school GPA of at least 3.2. The university will consider a student's teacher recommendations, activities and essays, but these items primarily will be used to assess a student who is considered on the border between admission and rejection. If the university believes that a particular student needs help or attention in his or her transition from high school to college, or if a student's transcript shows inconsistencies, that student may be assigned to an academic support program or admitted to a regional campus.

Students may begin submitting applications as early as September 1st of their senior year in high school; the university will notify a student of his or her admission decision about two weeks after his or her application is received. If the university sees fit, it may request more information from the student instead of granting admission; if this is the case, students can expect to hear their decision from the university after they submit the requested information. Accepted students will have until May 1st to notify the university of their enrollment decisions.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has events called Decision Days, during which students who have submitted their applications about one week prior to this day can visit the university and hear their admissions decision on the day of their visit. Students should bring their SAT or ACT scores and their official high school transcripts to their visit day. These days are typically in the beginning of October and the middle of November; for more information, and to see this year's Decision Day dates, students can visit IUP's website.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania is $18,714 for Pennsylvania residents and $29,522 for nonresidents. This cost includes tuition, fees and room and board. Nonresident students may be eligible for a tuition discount if they live in Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia or New Jersey or they live in another state and have a cumulative 'B' average when they graduate high school. This discounted rate is $24,380. Students are only eligible if they are enrolling at IUP for the first time.

School Type 4-year, public***
Degrees Offered Associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctorates, certificate programs***
Religious Affiliation None***
Academic Calendar Semesters**
School Setting Large town, rural**
Student Body 12,827 undergraduates and 2,299 graduate students in fall 2010*
Student Housing 85% of freshman live in college housing; 24% of all students live in college housing**
Schools and Programs Eight colleges and schools; over 130 undergraduate majors, 48 graduate programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 19 to 1***
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Bachelor's: Criminology (196)
Master's: Business Administration and Management (170)
Doctorate: English Language and Literature (36)***
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 33% in four years
54% in six years
56% in eight years***
Admission Rate 60% in 2010***
Entering Class Size About 2,980 in 2010***
First-Year Retention Rates 74% (full-time students)
67% (part-time students)***
Average SAT Score of Admitted Students Composite SAT mid-range: 1330-1600 in 2012**
Application Due Date Rolling admissions, priority deadline (Dec 31)**
Decision Notification Date December 15th for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology applicants; within two weeks after application is received for all others*
Tuition $8,672 per year for state residents and $19,480 per year for nonresidents (as of 2012, including fees)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011: Federal grants (38%), state and local grants/scholarships (41%), institutional grants/scholarships (14%), federal student loans (78%), other student loans (12%)***
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 89% in 2010***

Sources: *Indiana University of Pennsylvania, **College Board, ***IES Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Admissions Office, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Sutton Hall, Suite 120, 1011 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: (724) 357-2230
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