Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis

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425 N. University Boulevard

Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143

Phone: (317) 274-5555
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
May 1
application deadline

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Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis is a public institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,271, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 488 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,756 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $29,571 (2013-14).

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, better known as IUPUI, offers more than 250 degrees, including several highly ranked master's programs. In the medical and health fields, IUPUI's well-regarded graduate programs include primary care, nursing and social work. The law school offers a prestigious legal writing program, and there are also notable master's programs in the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Undergraduates at IUPUI can choose from many areas of study, with unique majors such as motorsports engineering.

Besides academics, IUPUI students can get involved in many student organizations, as well as Greek life and intramural sports. Student athletes can try out for the IUPUI Jaguars varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Summit League. IUPUI also hosts many events for students to attend, including the annual International Festival, which presents foods and crafts from around the world. Notable Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis alumni include Norman Bridwell, author and illustrator of the "Clifford the Big Red Dog" children’s books, and Dan Quayle, vice president under George H.W. Bush.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Welcome to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, ranked third in "up and coming" American universities that U.S. News and World Report says people should be watching, and the 8th best public college in the Midwest according to Forbes; home of nationally-ranked programs in nursing, public and environmental affairs, law, and health; and a campus renowned for service learning and civic engagement.

IUPUI is Indiana's premier urban university, with 22 schools and academic units which grant degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University. Its location within blocks of downtown Indianapolis facilitates advancement of research and teaching, and presents unique opportunities for internships, partnerships, community engagement, and more.

IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students representing all 50 states and 122 countries. Join us, and see how IUPUI is where IMPACT is made.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1969
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $634,978,972


When applying to Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.1%
Application deadline May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis is 17:1, and the school has 36.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Education; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 17%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 13%
Education 6%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5%

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Student Life

Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,271, with a gender distribution of 43.2 percent male students and 56.8 percent female students. At this school, 6 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 94 percent of students live off campus. Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 30,451
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis, 99 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis.

Students who have cars on campus 99%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis, 69.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,464.

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 $8,756 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $29,571 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,542 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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