About Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

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.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate91%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range840-1050
ACT Range17-23

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.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
34%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
48%
“I feel extremely safe”
27%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
46%
“We bought the gear”
28%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
51%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
60%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
14%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
9%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
44%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
47%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
34%
“We know about current events and vote”
49%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
48%
“I feel extremely safe”
27%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
46%
“We bought the gear”
28%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
51%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
60%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
14%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
9%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
44%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
47%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    178 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    137 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    184 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    189 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    189 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    189 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    189 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    189 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus?

71 Students rated Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

Marcus - 04/26/2021

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.

Victoria - 07/24/2020

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.

Rebecca

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.

Robert

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.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus?

    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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    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.

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  3. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Drinking college. It is cheap, so people assume it is not a good school. Party school.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Most classmates are friendly, helpful and interesting.

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  5. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    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.

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    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.

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  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    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.

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    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.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    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.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A smaller, quieter town with close-by grocery and drug stores, smaller classes than most state schools, and a lower-leveled crime rate.

    Read all  46 answers
  11. What's unique about your campus?

    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.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    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.

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  13. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    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.

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  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I always say how friendly the campus is, how good the classes are, and how accesible the buildings are (walking distance).

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  15. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    i wish that i knew the emphasis put on greek organizations before i came here.

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  16. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    One that doesn't want to take college seriously and does not plan on studying hard to excel.

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  17. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    transfering into the school was hard and it was hard to get anything done.

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  18. What kind of person should attend this school?

    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.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    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.

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  20. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    The library The HUB Your own dorm area Your dorms common areas or quiet rooms Oak Grove (When its warm) Computer labs

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    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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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

10,743

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,228

Total Grad Students

5%

Out-Of-State

94%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

293

Student Organizations

14

Fraternities

13

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

29%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
12%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
74%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

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.

Cost Out of State

$22,377

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,100

Books and Supplies

$12,246

Room and Board

35,723

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,805
$30 - $48K
$15,150
$48 - $75K
$19,454
$75 - $110K
$22,597
$110K & UP
$23,293

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