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Colleges / Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

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

IUPUI Admissions

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.

IUPUI Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
Waitlist No

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Application Deadlines

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 –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to IUPUI?

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.

More on Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Admissions

Transferring to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to IUPUI

IUPUI has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into IUPUI?

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.

Admissions Factors at IUPUI

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.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with IUPUI for more information on admission factors.

IUPUI Application Requirements

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into IUPUI?

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 17.66%
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.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

What is a Good SAT Score for IUPUI?

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.

What is a Good ACT Score for IUPUI?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

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

IUPUI Admissions FAQs

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.

Want To Learn More About IUPUI?

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IUPUI Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


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

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


21 to 28


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.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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