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Colleges / Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

IUP Admissions

If you are planning on applying to IUP, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

IUP Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of IUP's admissions stats.

IUP 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8%
Mean SAT Score 1041
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 45%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to IUP?

IUP does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Indiana University of Pennsylvania Admissions

Transferring to Indiana University of Pennsylvania

For more information on transferring to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to IUP

IUP has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does IUP Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at IUP

What does IUP consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with IUP for more information on admission factors.

IUP 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to IUP, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with IUP's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into IUP?

Students admitted to IUP have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 70% submitted a class rank. At IUP 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 29% were in the top 25% and 63% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 19.56%
3.75 and 3.99 12.97%
3.50 and 3.74 15.13%
3.25 and 3.49 14.3%
3.00 and 3.24 12.09%
2.50 and 2.9 18.99%
2.00 and 2.49 6.27%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to IUP directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

IUP considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

IUP has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 45% of IUP's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for IUP?

To be competitive with other IUP applicants, you should strive to score between 950 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IUP 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a IUP student is 1041.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IUP students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of IUP students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for IUP?

To be most competitive at IUP, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IUP's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IUP students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in IUP during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

IUP Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to IUP?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to IUP.

Does IUP accept transfer credits?

✅ IUP accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. IUP accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does IUP accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ IUP accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to IUP?

❌ No, IUP is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is IUP's acceptance rate?

✅ IUP's acceptance rate is 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at IUP?

❌ IUP does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About IUP?

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IUP Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into IUP? IUP is a less selective institution. The IUP acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.


IUP Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IUP is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to IUP is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

IUP SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1130


Math SAT Range

460 - 560


Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1130 and Above


950 to 1130


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IUP students is 1041. Applicants with SAT scores of 1130 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IUP, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1130 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IUP.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IUP, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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