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University of Indianapolis: Degree Programs and School Info

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

About the University of Indianapolis

Founded in 1902 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, UIndy is a comprehensive private institution south of downtown Indianapolis. The approximately 5,300 students on Ulndy's main campus in Indianapolis represent 35 states and 47 nations. International students constitute 5% of the undergraduate population and 10% of the graduate population. Minorities compose nearly 21% of the undergraduate student body. A branch campus in Athens, Greece, and partnership sites in Asia and Central America provide students with the opportunity to study abroad.


The University of Indianapolis offers 82 undergraduate degree programs, assorted pre-professional programs, 27 master's degree programs and 5 doctoral degree programs. Accelerated programs offered through the School for Adult Learning provide evening and weekend class hours. Currently, UIndy offers an undergraduate certificate, 2 graduate certificate and 2 master's degree programs online.

Programs of study are distributed among the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Health Sciences, and seven other schools, including the Schools of Adult Learning, Business, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychological Sciences. The Institute for the Study of War and Diplomacy and the Student Business Leadership Academy (SBLA), supported by the School of Business, provide students with opportunities for greater community involvement.

The elementary education program at UIndy has been recognized for its reading teacher preparation by the International Reading Association. Graduate students in the School of Psychological Sciences can participate in clinical experience through the school-sponsored Psychological Services Center, which provides assessment and therapeutic services to the community. The Center for Aging and Community (CAC) is considered to be one of Indiana's top centers for aging studies.


Prospective undergraduate students are accepted in January, May, June, or August and should apply no less than one month before the intended enrollment term. If housing or financial assistance is needed, then students should apply earlier. Of the total number of applications UIndy receives, about 68% result in admission to the university. An online application can be completed for free, or a downloadable application form can be submitted for a fee of $25. Application forms differ based on the level of program and type of student.

The university requires SAT or ACT scores as well as official high school transcripts or a GED certificate for admission. UIndy accepts College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP), CLEP, and DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support Examination Program) courses.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Full-time tuition, which is defined as 12-18 hours, costs $23,590 per year (as of 2012). Room and board could total $8570 or $9090, depending on meal plans. The estimated cost of books and other supplies is approximately $1000. Other fees may include a Health Services fee of $80, program fees (such as art and music), and a student activity fee. Overall, the expected cost of a 4-year undergraduate degree from UIndy can be estimated at around $101,000.

Limited payment plans are available dividing costs into 2 to 5 payments per semester for a fee of $40. Students admitted after the second semester must pay any applicable deposits within 15 days. Resident students are required to pay a $50 housing deposit.

While there are no differences in tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students, graduate and adult programs differ in cost. Several academic scholarships are available to students and are offered for specific majors, through individual departments and for community service. Graduate students in psychology can also apply for research assistantships, which provide stipends for qualified students.

University of Indianapolis QUICK FACTS
School Type 4-year, private, not-for-profit*
Degrees Offered Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctorate degree*
Religious Affiliation United Methodist Church*
Academic Calendar Semesters***
School Setting Large City*
Student Body Fall 2011 - undergraduate enrollment: 4,205
graduate enrollment: 1,212*
Student Housing 6 resident halls, 58 apartments
Schools (and/or) Programs 82 undergraduate degree programs
27 master's degree programs
5 doctoral programs
2 colleges and 7 schools***
Student-Faculty Ratio 15:1
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree (Number of Recipients) In 2011 - Business, Management, Marketing and Related Services: 207 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs: 122 graduates*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 36% in 4 years, 52% in 6 years*
Admission Rate 68% of applicants in Fall 2011*
Entering Class Size Part-time students: 739
Full-time students: 471 in Fall 2010*
First-Year Retention Rates 74% for full-time, 52% for part-time*
Application Due Date One month before intended enrollment, students may enter in August, January, May, June***
Tuition $23,590 for the 2012-2013 year***
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving Each) In 2010, Federal Grant Aid (38%), State/Local Aid (43%), Loans (78%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 100% of Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students for 2010-2011*

Sources: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, **IPEDS, National Center for Education Statistics, ***

School Contact Information

  • Address: University of Indianapolis, Office of Admissions, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227-3697
  • Phone Number: 800-232-8634
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