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Founded in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus. is a Public college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 10,743 full time undergraduate students, and 2,228 full time graduate students.
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 557 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at IUP are considered Less Selective, with ,66% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 25 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
61% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 28% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus.
178 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
137 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
184 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
189 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
189 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
189 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
189 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
189 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
71 Students rated Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
This school has shaped my character way more than I ever thought possible. From being a part of the marching band to the friends I have made here, this campus has become my home. While I do not go to parties, there are plenty of them around campus on the weekend. They can get loud and annoying really fast. The food on campus is tolerable, but it's nothing special. I love the buildings on campus, and we have a new one being build now that I'm excited to see be completed.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is a pretty average university compared to other state schools. Once known for being a big party college, it seems as though that raucous reputation is fading and giving way to a more academically focused front. Though parties and such can be found, the majority of students on IUP's campus focus wholeheartedly on their academic careers and make the most of their college lives.
IUP is a very big party school, while there are other activities on the weekends the main event is the parties. If your not into partying, then you are kinda stuck. My major personally doesn't have the greatest professors, they aren't very helpful and there isn't very many of them. However, they try their best and college is only 4 years of your life.
Overall I'm pleased with my first semester. The dorm room and food could be a lot better, but they are survivable. Some classes are challenging, but here are tutors and assistance available. the local community is great and there is plenty to do. Renovations are ongoing and the campus is up to date.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus is 91%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Your going to be fine. The meal plan is a huge scam so don't do it. IUP may not be the most prestigious school out there but do well and keep your eyes on the prize, Law School. College life is going to be the best time you've ever had so stop worrying about making the transition.
Drinking college. It is cheap, so people assume it is not a good school. Party school.
Most classmates are friendly, helpful and interesting.
Not in all cases. Every school has party students. Just because it wasn't difficult to get in, doesn't mean it isn't difficult to get the degree. Most students realize this.
The best thing about IUP is it's setting. IUP is in a small town with lots of parks, trees, families, family owned businesses and a beautiful campus. The size of the school is perfect. It's big enough for someone from a small town, but not so large that it's overwhelming. Most of my time is spent in the Oak Grove, a central location on campus with lots of trees, benches and grass. IUP recently built new dorms or "suites", that are absolutely gorgeous. They really add to the architectural beauty of the campus.
Academically-my first year at IUP was hard. I had to learn how to study properly and I couldn't coast through ANY of my classes. But the class size was good and for the most part professors are VERY willing to help if you ask for it. Hard, but I came out strong in my first year.
IUP has a HUGE variety of extracurricular activities. There are clubs and organizations within your major, your department, and within your personal interests. Greek Life is big at IUP, but not everyone is involved in it. There are frats and sororities based on social, academic, community service, and professional goals. As for social life, you will meet so many people in your residence halls and classes that it is very easy to find something to do in your down time. Weekends are crazy fun but there are always alcohol free events for the students that don't drink. On weekdays, you may find yourself up at 1 in the morning in your hallway talking to the people around you. There is ALWAYS something to do.
IUP has an amazing campus. The suites make you feel like comfortable, compared to dorms at other schools. It is also close to home for me. I enjoy being able to see my family whenever I want.
A smaller, quieter town with close-by grocery and drug stores, smaller classes than most state schools, and a lower-leveled crime rate.
The best thing about my school is the criminology professors who helped me decide my major. I am always the vice-president of the Criminology Association on campus and I absolutely love it. I help us get involved in the community so much, and i believe it will help us all out later in life.
Indiana University is known for its teaching, criminology, and nursing degrees. As soon as I decided I wanted to become a teacher IUP jumped to the top of my list.
I would say the worst thing about the school would be the food for the meal plans available. Most of the time the qualitly of the food isn't very good and the other food available seems overpriced.
I always say how friendly the campus is, how good the classes are, and how accesible the buildings are (walking distance).
i wish that i knew the emphasis put on greek organizations before i came here.
One that doesn't want to take college seriously and does not plan on studying hard to excel.
transfering into the school was hard and it was hard to get anything done.
It just depends on the person and what they are looking for. If you are close with family and live far away from school not recommended. If they are close to the school go for it.
To many in the surrounding areas, IUP is a party school. I'll admit, before I came for my visit, I was skeptical. IUP's "I Usually Party" reputation dates back to the 1970s and 80s when our PARENTS were partying here. My aunt still recounts stories of her wild nights spent at good ol' Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Truth is, every school is a party school. Are there parties here? Yes, of course, it's college. Do these parties manifest themselves in every aspect of University life? Absolutely not. There are students who come here for the thrills, ready to drink themselves into oblivion and smoke like a chimney, but those students don't usually make it past first semester freshman year. I am a junior and in my experience, the students of IUP are hard working, ambitious individuals with an eye on the future balancing the demands of classes and the fun of being a college student.
Your own dorm area
Your dorms common areas or quiet rooms
Oak Grove (When its warm)
Suite Style Dorms: Walwork, Northern, Putt, Delaney, Pratt, Maple, Ruddock, Stephenson
These dorms are band new. They're spacious and attractive. Each building has a computer lounge and private study room. Their are a variety of privacy levels from sharing a room and bathroom to having your very own private area, complete with a private bathroom. You can live with up to three other people. Some of them have a living room, others do not. They all have a mini kitchen, however, which is extremely convenient! The walls are thin so if you have noisy neighbors that can be a problem. I spent one year living in the dorms, I had a two person semi suite. I had my own bedroom and shared a small bathroom and kitchen area with my roommate. I found this to be a great option for me because I didn't know my roommate before moving in. The culture of the buildings vary by floor. On my floor, everyone kept their doors closed, but in my friend's dorm, everyone is very social and friendly. Every floor is co-ed.
Traditional Dorms: Elkin, McCarthy
These are two or three people to a room with two desks, a dresser, and a closet. The rooms in McCarthy are very tiny, but Elkin is much more spacious. Bathrooms are shared by the entire floor. In Elkin, girls are on one side and boys on the other, but in McCarthy, the building is divided by floor. These dorms tend to be very social and almost everyone keeps their door open all of the time. My boyfriend lived in Elkin freshman and sophomore year and my best friend lived in McCarthy freshman year, so I have had quite a bit of experience in these dorms as well.
Honors College: Whitmyre
I don't have much to say about Whitmyre. I've only entered the building once to grab something form a friend. The building is VERY private. You can't get in unless you're an honors college student, not even during the day. They have their own basketball court which used to set them apart, but now there is one outside of Stephenson as well as a volleyball court. Whitmyre is an interesting building and it's very old fashion and formal. Busts of dead philosophers and rulers liter the study areas. The entire building is very quiet. It doesn't feel like a college dorm, it feels like a library.
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91% of students
attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus receive some sort of financial aid.
43% were awarded federal grants.
While 80% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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