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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Overview

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Known For?

5,272 Undergraduate Awards
$31,106 Avg Cost After Aid
80% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at IUPUI.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from IUPUI makes roughly $42,500 a year. This is 4% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

IUPUI has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#49 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#100 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#119 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#175 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at IUPUI.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Molecular Medicine Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best American Sign Language Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best General Business/Commerce Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Human Resource Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Dental Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards IUPUI has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Best Social Work Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#13 Best Colleges for Engineering Technologies College Factual
#21 Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#33 Best Colleges for Social Work College Factual
#37 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#42 Best Healthcare Undergraduate Certificate Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis?

Location of Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis

Contact details for IUPUI are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5143
Phone: 317-274-5555
Website: www.iupui.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IUPUI
Twitter: https://twitter.com/iupui

How Do I Get Into IUPUI?

You can apply to IUPUI online at: enroll.iupui.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for IUPUI

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into IUPUI?

80% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
85% Submit SAT Scores
IUPUI has an acceptance rate of 80%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to IUPUI submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 495 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis  ( 500 to 600 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis  ( 495 to 590 )
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800
IUPUI received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis  ( 18 to 25 )
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ACT Math Scores for Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis  ( 18 to 26 )
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ACT Composite Scores for Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis  ( 19 to 26 )
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Can I Afford Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis?

$31,106 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of IUPUI is $31,106. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At IUPUI, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $6,443 a year. That adds up to $25,772 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IUPUI is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Undergraduate Student Diversity

17,630 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,173 undergraduate students at IUPUI, with 17,630 being full-time and 3,543 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  IUPUI

There are also 8,364 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 17,630 full-time undergraduates at IUPUI, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  IUPUI

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IUPUI Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 973
Black or African American 1,545
Hispanic or Latino 1,724
White 11,791
International Students 650
Other Races/Ethnicities 947

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 138 countries are represented at IUPUI. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis

2,233 Took All Classes Online
11,620 Took At Least One Class Online
2.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at IUPUI. In 2017-2018, 11,620 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at IUPUI has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 9th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of IUPUI

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis was 2.8%. This is the #1,828 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at IUPUI regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of IUPUI majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 1%
Business Administration & Management 30%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 8%
Engineering Technologies 9%
Engineering-Related Fields 18%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 18%
Health Professions 5%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 4%
Human Resource Management 28%
Library & Information Science 28%
Library Science 28%
Medical Illustration & Informatics 42%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 32%
Nursing 7%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 33%
Public Administration 31%
Public Administration & Social Service 15%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 13%
Social Work 10%
Visual & Performing Arts 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at IUPUI ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at IUPUI.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Human Computer Interaction #3
Music #23
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #24
Gerontology #25
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #28
Dental Support Services #30
Library & Information Science #40
Engineering-Related Fields #43
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #46
Library Science #53
Homeland Security #58
Social Work #65
Public Administration #80
Public Health #87
Visual & Performing Arts #90
Human Resource Management #117
Engineering Technologies #137
Computer Information Systems #150
General Business/Commerce #151
Public Administration & Social Service #177
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #183
Health & Medical Administrative Services #277
Computer & Information Sciences #336
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #392
Nursing #404
Liberal Arts General Studies #446
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #446

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 0 124 555 0 154 0 833
Nursing 0 0 0 477 0 92 18 587
Social Work 24 0 0 136 0 369 5 534
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0 318 318
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 168 6 87 0 261
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 4 0 248 0 0 0 252
Health & Physical Education 109 0 0 115 0 17 0 241
General Psychology 0 0 0 210 0 17 0 227
Law 0 0 0 0 0 0 226 226
Computer Information Systems 12 0 0 146 0 48 7 213
Public Administration 8 0 0 83 37 78 0 206
Public Health 5 0 0 95 15 85 0 200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 184 0 12 0 196
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 161 0 28 0 189
Hospitality Management 50 0 0 131 0 6 0 187
General Biology 0 0 0 147 0 32 4 183
Health & Medical Administrative Services 6 0 0 149 0 0 0 155
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 18 0 27 0 0 43 54 142
Allied Health Professions 0 38 0 55 5 42 0 140
Business Administration & Management 27 0 0 77 24 0 0 128
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 78 44 6 128
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 128 0 0 0 128
Human Resource Management 104 3 1 6 9 0 0 123
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 61 0 53 0 114
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 114
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 78 8 0 21 2 0 0 109
Human Computer Interaction 33 0 0 0 4 51 0 88
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 0 0 85 0 85
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 16 23 32 8 79
Computer Science 0 0 0 66 0 2 4 72
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 65 0 6 0 71
General English Literature 0 0 0 61 0 4 0 65
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 61 0 3 0 64
Engineering-Related Fields 21 0 0 0 0 36 0 57
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 55 0 0 0 55
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 50 3 53
Journalism 1 0 0 50 0 0 0 51
Accounting 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 50
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 0 0 3 47 0 50
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 47 0 0 1 48
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 41 2 5 0 48
Mathematics 0 0 0 26 0 19 1 46
Chemistry 0 0 0 44 0 1 0 45
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 30 0 14 0 44
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
Economics 0 0 0 32 0 4 4 40
Legal Support Services 24 0 0 14 0 0 0 38
Other Engineering 4 0 0 33 0 0 0 37
Sociology 0 0 0 30 0 7 0 37
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 35
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 34
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 0 0 2 29 2 33
History 0 0 0 29 0 4 0 33
Dental Support Services 0 1 14 17 0 0 0 32
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 3 0 25 2 30
Romance Languages 0 0 0 25 0 4 0 29
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Museum Studies 5 0 0 0 0 16 0 21
Design & Applied Arts 2 7 0 9 0 3 0 21
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 8 0 12 0 0 0 20
Anthropology 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 19
Public Relations & Advertising 5 0 0 3 0 8 1 17
Philosophy 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 17
Geography & Cartography 7 0 0 7 0 3 0 17
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 13 0 0 3 16
General Visual & Performing Arts 3 0 0 0 0 13 0 16
Human Biology 0 0 0 14 1 0 0 15
Physics 0 0 0 5 0 8 2 15
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 8 6 14
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 14
Music 0 0 0 7 0 5 0 12
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 11
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 6 0 4 0 10
Genetics 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 9
Information Technology 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 9
Gerontology 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
American Sign Language 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 8
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Medical Science 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Mental & Social Health Services 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 8
Taxation 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Religious Studies 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Area Studies 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5
Other Computer & Information Sciences 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
Human Services 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Computer Systems Analysis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Biotechnology 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Molecular Medicine 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Culinary Arts 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 616 69 167 4,420 245 1,841 811 8,169

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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