Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI)

425 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN

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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana's top urban university, is considered by U.S. News and World Report to be one of the top five "up and coming" universities in America.  IUPUI has top-ranked programs in public and environmental affairs, law, nursing and health.

IUPUI offers 200 different degree programs from both Indiana and Purdue universities.  It boasts 21 schools and, since it is located near downtown Indianapolis, offers many opportunities for civic involvement, internships, business and research partnerships, and more.

Known predominantly through the years as a research and health sciences university, IUPUI has expanded to include many innovative and interdisciplinary programs.  Its mission statement promises to deliver the following to its constituents:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

With each of these core activities characterized by:

  • Collaboration within and across disciplines and with the community
  • A commitment to ensuring diversity, and
  • Pursuit of best practices


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis was founded in 1969 as a partnership between two universities: Indiana University and Purdue University.  The partnership was formed in order to combine all the various schools of both universities together, in one location. 2005 marked the year when all the IUPUI schools had moved to one campus in Indianapolis, the IUPUI campus, a few short blocks from the Indiana State Capitol.


The IUPUI academic calendar follows the semester system, with fall, spring and summer sessions.

Colleges and Schools

IUPUI has 21 schools, with many departments in each, offering 200 academic degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.  Many professional certificates are also offered.

  • IU Herron School of Art and Design
  • IU Kelley School of Business
  • IU School of Continuing Studies
  • IU Graduate School
  • IU School of Dentistry
  • IU School of Education
  • Purdue School of Engineering and Technology
  • IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • IUPUI Honors College
  • IU School of Informatics
  • IU School of Journalism
  • IU School of Law
  • IU School of Liberal Arts
  • IU School of Library and Information Science
  • IU School of Medicine
  • IU School of Nursing
  • IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management
  • IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Purdue School of Science
  • IU School of Social Work
  • IUPUI University College

Student Life

The Office of Student Involvement, true to its name, encourages students to become involved in one of the many student clubs or organizations available on campus.  IUPUI promotes the idea that each student should find his/her niche in the campus community to enrich the educational experience.  To that end, there are many fraternities and sororities available to students, as well as many intramural sports leagues, and more.


The IUPUI "Jaguars" athletics teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Community Life

IUPUI is dedicated to its many programs involving students in civic engagement, and it has been recognized for its commitment to these efforts.  The IUPUI Center for Service and Learning offers many programs for community involvement that include volunteering with non-profit agencies, participation in a service learning course, voluntary work for political campaigns, employment in community work-study positions, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students IUPUI accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis has a total student population of about 30,000. The student body is made up of 73% undergraduate students and 13% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $55 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $8,000-$9,600
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $29,000-$34,470
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $270-$320 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $960-$1,100 per credit unit
  • The estimated cost for room and board is around $11,000

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships64%$9,917
Receiving Student Loans54%$6,459

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis may provide services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis is around 42%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis

  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) & Supervisory CPE Program
  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
  • Endodontics Program
  • Health Services Administration Program
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
  • Music Program
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Program
  • Pediatric Dentistry Program
  • Periodontics Program
  • Prosthodontics Program
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
  • Radiation Therapist Program

Campus: Indiana University School of Medicine

  • Medical Dosimetry Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2011)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1983)
  • Radiation Therapist Program
    • * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1974)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (The Summit League)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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