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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%
Acceptance Rate84%


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Overview

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is a public, state school in the urban setting of Indianapolis, Indiana. IUPUI was founded in 1969 and presently has around 27,690 students per year year, which includes 19,197 undergrad students. IUPUI provides housing for up to 2,410 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is May 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at IUPUI!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of IUPUI's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? IUPUI students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? IUPUI has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? IUPUI has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at IUPUI on the Student Life page.

2022 IUPUI Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 32.6%
In-State Tuition $8,972
Out-of-State $31,410
Percent of Need Met 69.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $12,681

Is IUPUI a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what IUPUI offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

IUPUI Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into IUPUI. The acceptance rate at IUPUI is 84%. Out of 15,194 applications received in 2022, 12,704 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at IUPUI

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 69% of students who start at IUPUI come back for their second year of college. 57% of IUPUI undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for IUPUI Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with IUPUI directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis's endowment was $1.373 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, IUPUI spends about $18,926 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at IUPUI

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

IUPUI meets 69.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,681 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $25,908 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at IUPUI.

Based on this information, how does IUPUI sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is IUPUI a good school for you?

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Where is IUPUI?

IUPUI is located in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, less than an hour from Indianapolis.

If you are interested in seeing IUPUI for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65 to Indianapolis, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Indianapolis International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what IUPUI and Indianapolis are like without leaving home.

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College Info

420 University Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46202

Campus Setting: Urban

IUPUI Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IUPUI is May 15.

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

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



ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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28 and Above


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21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IUPUI is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into IUPUI. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.



Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1230


Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above


1050 to 1230


1050 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IUPUI students is 1142. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IUPUI, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IUPUI.

IUPUI Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at IUPUI is like? There are approximately 27,690 students enrolled at IUPUI, including 19,197 undergraduate students and 8,493 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from IN and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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