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Study at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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.

Profile of Indiana University of Pennsylvania

IUP is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Indiana, PA. The school is classified as a public college. Students at IUP earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include music and security and law enforcement.

IUP Selectivity

IUP does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 430 to 530 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 430 and 530.


Some professors at IUP are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

IUP, in 2007, had 14, 018 students (12, 546 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at IUP belong to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for major sports.

IUP Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management627business management, marketing, accounting, fashion merchandising, labor relations, finance, MIS, business, . . .
Liberal Arts380English, sociology, political science, history, anthropology, social studies, economics, geography, . . .
Education and Teaching359elementary school teaching, adult education, school Counselling, college student Counselling, special ed, reading teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement228criminology
Media179communication studies, journalism
Family and Social Work166family studies, food and nutrition, family and consumer science, public administration, social service professions, consumer economics
Therapy and Counselling165psychology, Counselling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, clinical psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy153health and physical education, rehabilitation
Science113biology, biological and physical sciences, physics, geology, biochemistry, chemistry, optics, natural sciences, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine112registered nursing
Hospitality82hospitality management
Music79music, music performance
Medical Support and Technology70audiology and speech pathology, nuclear medical tech, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech
Design51interior design
Engineering Technician48occupational safety tech
Mathematics45mathematics, mathematics and statistics, applied mathematics
Computer Science and Engineering43computer and info science, computer services management
Cooking and Culinary Arts42chef training, culinary arts services
Photography and Commercial Art33multimedia
Art Studies32art studies, visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts21drama
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy, religion
Fine Arts11fine arts
office and Administration9office management
Medical administration2environmental health
Architecture and Planning2urban planning
Medicine1health professions

Contact: IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall

Indiana, PA 15705-1098

General Phone: (724) 357-2100


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