If you are thinking about applying to IUPUI, the regular decision application deadline is May 15 and the application fee is $65.
Students who submit their applications to IUPUI for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.
Here's an overiew of some of IUPUI's admissions stats.
|IUPUI 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||14.9%|
|Mean SAT Score||1142|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||32.6%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||10.3%|
These are the application deadlines for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
IUPUI does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
IUPUI has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
What does IUPUI consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with IUPUI for more information on admission factors.
To apply to IUPUI, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with IUPUI's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Other Requirements||√||portfolio for art program|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to IUPUI have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 61.8% submitted a class rank. At IUPUI 14.9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44.3% were in the top 25% and 83.7% were in the top 50%.
At Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||17.93%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.49%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18.5%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14.61%|
|2.50 and 2.9||11.05%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.72%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to IUPUI directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
IUPUI looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
IUPUI has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 32.6% of IUPUI's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10.3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other IUPUI applicants, you should aim to earn between 1050 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IUPUI 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a IUPUI student is 1142.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IUPUI students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of IUPUI students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
To be most competitive at IUPUI, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IUPUI's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IUPUI students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to IUPUI. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in IUPUI during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to IUPUI?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to IUPUI.
Does IUPUI accept transfer credits?
✅ IUPUI accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. IUPUI accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does IUPUI accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ IUPUI accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to IUPUI?
❌ No, IUPUI is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is IUPUI's acceptance rate?
✅ IUPUI has an acceptance rate of 84%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at IUPUI?
❌ IUPUI does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into IUPUI? IUPUI is a somewhat selective institution. The IUPUI acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
28 and Above
21 to 28
21 and Less
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
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1230 and Above
1050 to 1230
1050 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At IUPUI, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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