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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN 4-Year Public

About IUPUI

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is a public, state school in an urban setting in Indianapolis, Indiana. IUPUI was founded in 1969 and now enrolls around 29,390 students a year, including 20,966 undergrads. IUPUI offers on-campus housing for up to 2,398 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at IUPUI! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of IUPUI's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? IUPUI students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? 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.

Learn more about life at IUPUI on the Student Life page.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by September 1.

2021 IUPUI Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 87.1%
In-State Tuition $8,795
Out-of-State $30,477
Percent of Need Met 69%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,722

Is IUPUI a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at to get a better sense of what IUPUI offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

It is moderately difficult to get into IUPUI. The acceptance rate at IUPUI is 79%. Last year, 16,220 students applied to IUPUI and 12,739 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at IUPUI

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

About 75% of students who start at IUPUI come back for their second year of college. IUPUI's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 53%. 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 statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

IUPUI'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. IUPUI's endowment was valued at $1.013 billion in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, IUPUI spends about $18,823 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% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,722 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $26,348 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 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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, a school that is perfect 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 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Located?

IUPUI is located in the urban setting of Indianapolis, Indiana.

If you want to see IUPUI for yourself, 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

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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IUPUI ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

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19 to 25

Avg

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IUPUI is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into IUPUI. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

IUPUI SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1180

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Math SAT Range

500 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above

Good

1000 to 1180

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1000 and Less

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IUPUI students is 1096. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IUPUI, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IUPUI.

IUPUI Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,291

In State

$40,973

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,795
$30,477
Fees
$1,149
$1,149
Housing
$8,417
$8,417
Books
$930
$930

Student Life

Wondering what life at IUPUI is like? There are approximately 29,390 students enrolled at IUPUI, including 20,966 undergraduate students and 8,424 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from IN and 6% percent of students are from other states.

83%

Full Time

17%

Part Time

94%

In State

6%

Out-of-State

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

29,390

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,944

Out-of-State

$31,626

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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