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Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1875. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,943, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 374 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Indiana University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,362 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,722 (2011-12).
Better known as IUP, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is located about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Students at IUP can choose from more than 130 bachelor’s programs and more than 50 master’s degrees, including those in the Eberly College of Business and Technology, the education school, and the highly ranked criminology department. IUP students can further their studies by enrolling in the Cook Honors College, which offers a more demanding curriculum, and by checking out the Career Development Center, which plans on-campus interviews with employers, advising sessions, internship opportunities, and career fairs.
Besides academics, IUP students can join more than 200 campus clubs, Greek life, and intramural sports teams. More serious athletes can try out for the IUP Crimson Hawks varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. IUP’s feathered mascot goes by the name Norm, which is a reference to the school’s original name—Indiana State Normal School. Notable IUP alumni include Chad Hurley, the cofounder and former CEO of the popular vide sharing website YouTube.
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With its original 1875 building at the heart of campus, Indiana University of Pennsylvania receives frequent national accolades and recognition. IUP is home to more than 13,000 students and provides special academic challenges through the Robert E. Cook Honors College. IUP is the largest institution in Pennsylvania's System of Higher Education and the only university authorized to confer doctoral degrees. IUP has more than 100 majors, varied internship and study abroad programs, 40 master's degree programs, and eight doctoral degrees. IUP is home to the John Murtha Center for Homeland Security and is a center of excellence in Information Assurance.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is $45. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||58.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is 19:1, and the school has 26.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,943, with a gender distribution of 43.3 percent male students and 56.7 percent female students. At this school, 34.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66.0 percent of students live off campus. Indiana University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including day care and health service. Indiana University of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
|Students who have cars on campus||25%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 70.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,607.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$8,362 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,722 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$9,782 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data