IUP is on a 374-acre campus in a small town setting in Indiana, Pennsylvania, not far from Pittsburgh. IUP has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
IUP also has fraternities and sororities.
IUP has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at IUP include Panhellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics and Residence Hall Association.
IUP students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Welcome Week and IUP Day.
IUP offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most IUP students live off campus. In 2021, 25% of undergrads at IUP lived in some kind of on-campus housing There are 3,908 spots available in on-campus housing for all 8,010 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,893 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
IUP offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At IUP there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at IUP:
|Sport||Mens Intramural||Womens Intramural||Mens Division||Womens Division||Mens Scholarships||Womens Scholarships|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The IUP campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
IUP offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to IUP, take Interstate 76 and Interstate 99 to Indiana, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Pittsburgh International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore IUP's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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