Founded in 1875, IUP is a vibrant, comprehensive, research-based, teaching-focused, student-centered learning community.

IUP combines the academic opportunities of a large university with the highly personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college.

Almost 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in our accredited and nationally recognized programs, enjoying traditional and nontraditional classroom experiences, engaging in research and service activities with their faculty mentors, becoming lifelong learners, preparing for rewarding careers and productive lives, and developing leadership skills for effective citizenship.

View IUP's electronic brochure for more information.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 60%
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include:  Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Archaeology; Area Studies; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Dance; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; English; Environmental Sciences; Geography; Geology; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Labour/Industrial Relations; Languages; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Music; Nursing; Nutrition; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Psychology; Political Science
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship; Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $36,000
  • Additional financial aid information: All degree seeking international undergraduate and graduate students are automatically reviewed for financial assistance by the Office of International Education at IUP. Partial Tuition Waivers (PTW)* are awarded to eligible international students based on financial need. Additional Application form for PTW award is not necessary.


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division II
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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