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.
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.
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
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.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
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||√|
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|
|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.
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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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.
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Transfer students can enroll in IUP during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
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..
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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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1120 and Above
930 to 1120
930 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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