About Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Founded in 1969, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. is a Public college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 21,748 full time undergraduate students, and 8,056 full time graduate students.

The Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 977 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate73%
Application Deadline
Application Fee55
SAT Range890-1130
ACT Range19-26

Admissions at IUPUI are considered Selective, with ,65% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 30 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 44% were in the top quarter, and 15% 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-Purdue University-Indianapolis.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
54%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
37%
“I feel extremely safe”
16%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
37%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
55%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
58%
“They keep regular office hours”
35%
“They”re always available”
11%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
42%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
45%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
52%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
5%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
22%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
12%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
57%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
19%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
8%
“I only go out in groups”
54%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
37%
“I feel extremely safe”
16%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
47%
“We bought the gear”
37%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
55%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
58%
“They keep regular office hours”
35%
“They”re always available”
11%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
42%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
45%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
52%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
5%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
22%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
66%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    202 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    169 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    261 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    266 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    267 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    265 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    264 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    266 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis?

152 Students rated Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Cara - 04/16/2022

It is a good school. The buildings are nice and there are lots of green spaces. There are a lot of commuters so it gets pretty quiet during the weekends but that can be kind of nice. It's also in a pretty walkable area of Indianapolis so you can find stuff to do if you want to.

Brandon - 09/22/2021

IUPUI is the only college I've attended so my review might be a little skewed . I personally feel there is a sense of community at IUPUI, especially with bridge which helps students get accustomed with college life. I've had a lot of great professors here that really want me to succeed. I don't live on campus so I don't know too much about the dorms and meal plans.

Galilea - 12/21/2020

I am currently a freshman here at IUPUI, but I can confidently say that I have loved every second being here. The staff is extremely friendly and it is a beautiful campus. I love the fact that we have a Starbucks on campus and that so many food places are easily accessible from campus. I would definitely recommend IUPUI to my friends.

Hannah - 10/19/2020

I am extremely surprised at the amount professors care about me. Some universities I have been to made me feel like a number, but the faculty at IUPUI truly care and get to know me on a personal level. This makes a huge difference in the energy I put into my school work. It makes me feel supported and like I matter.

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis is 73%. 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?

    The advice I would give myself as a high school senior would be to learn study habits in high school. It's difficult to jump into college and not know how to study. College profesors don't go that easy on you. When you have two or three tests in one week, and you don't know how to sit down and study, you won't be able to do well on your tests. I would also tell myself to get involved. I wasn't that involved my freshman year of college, so it wasn't that enjoyable. However, now I'm starting to get more involved and it's becoming easy to make new friends. Have the confidence to go out and do things you didn't do in high school, that is the best advice I could give myself. Step outside of the box.

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

    It is like being in highschool with more freedom.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are young and older, since I got to college online there is a variety. They are friendly but I do not get to know them as well as most college students know their fellow classmates, or only way of communication is through the computer.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The atmosphere, it is so friendly and fun it is hard not to feel at home here. Almost everyone is extremely nice and open to meeting new people. I think this is important because it is great to have friends to hang out with whether it is off campus or on campus between classes. Also just the fact that you can feel comfortable here makes a huge difference with studying and relaxing.

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

    I hate that our school sometimes belittles the Purdue side of campus as being not as important because we have fewer Purdue schools campared to IU schools. The reason this is bad is because it makes all the Purdue students feel like they don't matter to the school or perhaps that they attended the wrong school. To be fair they are usually good about not excluding Purdue, but with our recent logo change to the IU logo it has left Purdue students less than thrilled.

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

    It's extremely diverse.

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

    Before I cam to IUPUI, I wish I would have known/realized how much of a commuter campus it was. I have to leave my house rediculously early just to find a parking spot so I can make it to class on time. Also, I wish I would have known that some of the people around me were going to be rude. When I visit other schools, I walk by a student and they say, "Hi." At IUPUI, everyone is so depressed-looking.

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

    the tuition for out-state students

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

    There is not a particular kind of person that shouldn't attend Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. However, potential students showing poor performance in high school may not be accepted without prior higher education experience. In order to serve these potential students, IUPUI has formed strong relationships with Indianapolis-based community colleges such that several courses taken at these colleges can easily be directly transferred onto an IUPUI transcript.

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

    I think I brag the most about the lower cost and the projects that I have completed.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    IUPUI would be a good fit for most people because it provides a very supportive and helpful learning environment. The people who already know what major they want to go into will receive the guidance and education that will make their goals achievable. Also, students who are unsure of what they want to focus have an opportunity to take a variety of classes that may help them decide.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Deaf Education, Art, Music, Teacher Education, liberal education

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    I love the personal interaction between students and professors. If you are sick, your professors are so understanding, which is greatly beneficial when you're not feeling well! The one on one mentoring from faculty helps to enhance your academic career. A lot of many professors are on Facebook and other social networking sites, so you can communicate with them outside of class. So often you hear that college experiences at places like ISU or U of Indy feel like high school: this is not that experience! I am a student at Herron School of Art and Design on the IUPUI campus, and it is one of the finest art schools in the country. The building is newer and absolutely beautiful. There are galleries that are so nice inside that people within the community will stop by to visit them and view student artwork. While I love the interesting classes that I have taken, I do feel that many students (for various reasons) do not graduate from IUPUI within 4 years. The average is more like 5-7 years. People often change majors often.

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

    The stereotype is, because it's a commuter campus, that students who come here are all non-traditional, couldn't afford to go anywhere else, etc. Not all, but some IU students in Bloomington have this attitude that IUPUI is second-rate compared to IUB and easier to get into, and that's just not true. Our students are just as diverse, and many of them chose IUPUI for several reasons that have nothing to do with cost or 'ease of access.'

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    IUPUI is the best value for your college experience in the state of Indiana. You will pay considerably less than that of a private four year college while obtaining the same degree as students at Indiana or Purdue Universities. Having attended classes at both IU and IUPUI, I actually prefer the smaller classes and personal relationships I have developed with professors and fellow classmates at IUPUI. The location of the buildings are close together, making walks to and from buildings in inclement weather better than the Bloomington location. While parking can be challenging at times, that just becomes more of an incentive to go green and walk, take the free school bus or take advantage of the new downtown Indianapolis bike lanes. If you are interested in law, business or medicine, there are so many internship opportunities available near campus. While the school has a large enrollment (30,000+), the fact that many students take night classes means that the campus never feels overcrowded or overwhelming. I think that people often get the wrong idea of IUPUI: "Why didn't you just go to IU or Purdue?" I LOVE this school, and being downtown Indianapolis provides so many opportunities that one could not have anywhere else.

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

    There are multiple activities and organizations at IUPUI including fraternities and sororities, LGBT groups, multicultural organizations, sports related clubs, and clubs that are related to students majors.

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  18. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    There are sports held at IUPUI. Some are men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, swimming, basketball and flag football. Each sport has times they play and are posted for students to see. I have been to a basketball game for IUPUI and it is free for students to view as long as they have there JagTag (student card) with them.

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  19. Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

    The best part of the social scene on campus is that everyone is open to saying what they like as long as it doesn't violate campus policies. The worst part is that some students do violate campus policies occasionally and there have been a few thefts on campus over the past year.

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

    The stereotype of students separated by each school within IUPUI is accurate. Each school has its own rules, activities, clubs, and events to follow. Sometimes one school might have the events open to everyone though.

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  21. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    There is a McDonald's within Riley Hospital located on campus. There is a Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks at the Campus Center. There is a Subway, Donatos, Taco Bell, Panda Express, Jimmy Johns and Qdoba located near campus close to the hospitals. If you are looking for something a little more casual, you could possibly go down-town and look there.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

21,748

Total Undergrad Enrollment

8,056

Total Grad Students

4%

Out-Of-State

92%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

470

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

5%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
10%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
70%

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.

88% of students attending Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$29,791

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,204

Books and Supplies

$9,430

Room and Board

40,425

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,290
$30 - $48K
$7,994
$48 - $75K
$13,444
$75 - $110K
$17,703
$110K & UP
$18,413

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