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IUP Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to IUP, the fee for the application is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to IUP?

Indiana University of Pennsylvania does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to IUP?

IUP is aslightly difficult school to get into. IUP evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, IUP accepted 93% of all applicants., around 8,407 of the 9,030 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like IUP, MIN

What's Most Important to Get In to IUP?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at IUP

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

IUP Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to IUP must submit the following items. Double check 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 of High School Record

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, 72% submitted a class rank. At IUP 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 30% were in the top 25% and 64% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 72%
3.75 and 3.99 14.9%
3.50 and 3.74 17.1%
3.25 and 3.49 14.88%
3.00 and 3.24 13.34%
2.50 and 2.9 17.05%
2.00 and 2.49 4.68%
IUP does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 90% of IUP's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for IUP?

To be competitive with other IUP applicants, you should strive to earn between 930 and 1120 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IUP 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1120 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a IUP student is 1017.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IUP students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 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 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for IUP?

To be most competitive at IUP, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IUP's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 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.

Transferring to Indiana University of PennsylvaniaTransfer 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 ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to IUP?

No, IUP is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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IUP Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

93%

How hard is it to get into IUP? IUP is a less selective institution. The IUP acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IUP is 20. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into IUP. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

IUP SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

930 - 1120

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Math SAT Range

460 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above

Good

930 to 1120

Avg

930 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IUP students is 1017. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IUP, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IUP.

IUP GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.4

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IUP, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,045

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,144

Out-of-State

$17,464

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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