Indiana University Of Pennsylvania Main Campus

Indiana University Of Pennsylvania Main Campus

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a public university located in the borough of Indiana, Pennsylvania. It is the largest university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PaSSHE) and is the fifth largest in the commonwealth. IUP's main campus is a mix of old and new red brick structures. It also boasts of a planetarium.

IUP offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programs and over 40 graduate degree programs through the following colleges/schools:

  • Eberly Business and Information Technology
  • Education and Educational Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Health and Human Services
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Graduate Studies and Research

IUP's sports teams are nicknamed the Crimson Hawks. They compete in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) of NCAA Division II. The IUP athletic department sponsors more than 15 varsity sports.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall
Indiana , PA 15705-1098
General Phone: (724) 357-2100

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IUP Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management547business, business management, accounting, finance, human resources, labor relations, international business, MIS, marketing, ...
Education and Teaching446educational administration, special ed, education of hearing impaired, education of physically impaired, school counseling, college student counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, ...
Liberal Arts390Asian studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, foreign languages and literature, English, general studies, anthropology, economics, ...
Security and Law Enforcement228criminology
Media168communication studies, journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy167health and physical education, rehabilitation
Therapy and Counseling160psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine148registered nursing
Family and Social Work134family and consumer science, food and nutrition, family studies, public administration, social service professions
Science117biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, natural sciences, chemistry, geology, physics, optics, physics courses ...
Cooking and Culinary Arts95chef training, culinary arts services
Medical Support and Technology84audiology and speech pathology, nuclear medical tech, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Music64music, music performance
Hospitality58hospitality management
Engineering Technician47occupational safety tech
Design44interior design
Mathematics24mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Photography and Commercial Art23multimedia
Computer Science and Engineering22computer and info science, computer services management
Art Studies22visual and performing arts, art studies
Drama and Performing Arts16drama
Office and Administration10office management
Fine Arts8fine arts
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Architecture and Planning6urban planning
Medical Administration1environmental health

Number of programs and degrees for IUP in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,09970
Master's degree72033
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years952
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship656
Post-master's certificate293
Associate's degree133
Doctor's degree - professional practice141

IUP Student Body

In 2007-2008, IUP had a total enrollment of 14,018 students (13,021 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 9%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 30%
20-21 30%
22-24 20%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
New Jersey1%

IUP Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 27 %

IUP Room and Board (2007)

IUP offers campus housing for 3,953 of its 13,021 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Indiana, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

IUP Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430530
SAT Math430540
SAT Writing420520

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

IUP Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,959
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,089
Room and board $ 5,778
Room charge $ 3,574
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,316
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 3,059

Financial Aid:
IUP participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 327700)

IUP Faculty

IUP has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7567
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3770

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year2*0*
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year129$97,89264$96,642
Associate professoracademic year84$79,32992$77,867
Assistant professoracademic year88$63,47195$59,619
Instructoracademic year16$44,31144$43,852
All faculty totalacademic year317$80,713295$70,990

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

IUP Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Basketball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports87684

IUP Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Education/Teaching Individuals - Orthopedic/Oth Phys Impairments
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
Asian Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Environmental Health

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Natural Sciences
Optics/Optical Sciences
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets IUP Apart:

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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 6%IUP % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 11%IUP Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in hospitality
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%IUP % of degrees in hospitality
% of degrees in music
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Top 13%IUP % of degrees in music
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%IUP % of degrees in media
% of degrees in design
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%IUP % of degrees in design
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%IUP % of degrees in mathematics
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%IUP % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%IUP Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%IUP Dorm rooms per full-time student

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