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IUPUI Quick Facts

Campus Profile

  • IUPUI is Indiana's premier urban public research university.
  • Offering more than 250 degrees in 19 schools, IUPUI is Indiana's most comprehensive university.
  • The campus has a health and life sciences focus, with a medical school and a nursing school among the largest in the nation.
  • The campus awards degrees from both Purdue University and Indiana University.
  • The campus has an annual budget of $1.2 billion.
  • IUPUI offers an affordable top quality education—cost of full time undergraduate in-state attendance per year (tuition and general fees): $8,605; out of state: $29,062. (Tuition and Fee Estimator)
  • The IUPUI Jaguars participate in Division I athletics.
  • Indianapolis offers outstanding opportunities for jobs, internships, social, and recreational activities.
  • Student housing accommodates approximately 1,686 students in traditional residence halls, townhomes, and the IUPUI Riverwalk Apartments. Off-campus accommodations are also available.

Recent National Awards

  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI ranked #6 in the country in Nonprofit Management in 2012. (source)
  • School of Law Indianapolis ranked one of the ten "Greenest Law schools" in 2010 by Pre-Law Magazine.
  • In 2012, IUPUI ranked 7th by U.S. News and World Report in "Up-and-Coming National Universities." (link) In 2011, IUPUI was ranked 3rd by U.S. News and World Report in "Up-and-Coming National Universities." (article). IUPUI ranked 5th by U.S. News and World Report in "Up-and-Coming National Universities" in 2010. (article)
  • School of Law Indianapolis Legal Writing program ranked 5th in the country by U.S. News and World Report, 2010. (source)
  • Kelley School of Business Indianapolis Evening MBA program ranked 10th in the country by U.S. News and World Report, 2010. (source)
  • Ranked 8th best public university in the Midwest by Forbes magazine, 2009. (article)
  • President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, 2008, 2009. (article)
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks IUPUI 7th in "Universities to Watch," 2009. (article)
  • U.S. News and World Report "Programs to Look For":
    • 2010: First-Year Experience, Learning Communities, Service Learning (article)
    • 2009: First-Year Experience, Learning Communities, Service Learning, Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects (article)
    • 2008: First-Year Experience, Learning Communities, and Service Learning (article)
    • 2008: Up-and-Coming National Universities (article)
  • Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Partnerships, 2009 (article)
  • "Outstanding Student Retention Program", Educational Policy Institute, 2009 (article)
  • Savior of Our Cities, Top 5 national ranking in 2006 (article), 2009 (article)
  • President's Higher Education Community Service Award for Excellence in General Community Service, 2006 (article)

Student Profile

  • Fall 2012 enrollment: 22,271 undergraduates; 8,180 graduate and professional students
  • 6 out of 10 students received financial aid in 2011-12, including $95.6 million in gift aid.
  • Freshman class:
    • Average 2012 SAT score: 1005
    • Average high school GPA: 3.25/4.0
    • Average age for first-time beginning students: 19
    • IUPUI welcomes about 3,000 incoming beginning students each year
    • 33 valedictorians and salutatorians in 2011
  • Student body:
    • 89% are in-state, 11% are out-of-state
    • 57% Female, 43% Male
    • 13% of students are classified as an ethnic minority
    • 4.7% are international students
  • IUPUI is an engaged campus, with RISE to the Challenge opportunities:


  • IUPUI researchers attracted just over $400 million in grants and awards for research funding in 2009-2010, a jump of nearly 40 percent over the previous year.
  • The campus includes about 100 research centers, including 27 Signature Centers.
  • 1667 research grants were awarded in 2008.
  • The IU Research and Technology Corporation, located near the IUPUI campus, oversees intellectual property at Indiana University. Through license agreements, patent applications and assisting faculty with startup companies, the IURTC has housed over 30 companies, graduated 13 clients, and created over 370 Hoosier jobs, at an average salary of $61,000.
  • In fiscal year 2009, IUPUI investigators disclosed 94 inventions. Twenty companies entered into license agreements for IUPUI inventions, and 93 patent applications were filed on IUPUI inventions.
  • Innovate Indiana is the name for Indiana University's efforts to channel the university's vast resources to strengthen the Hoosier economy. The Office of the Vice President for Engagement is the central point of contact for Innovate Indiana. The office is:
    • Investing in and coordinating IU's economic development activities across the state,
    • Turning the innovations of IU faculty into new products, services, and treatments through the IU Research & Technology Corporation (IURTC),
    • Connecting the business community in Indiana, the nation, and the world to IU.

Civic Engagement

  • Service learning classes, faculty and student participation, hours contributed, and community partnerships have increased dramatically as a result of ongoing initiatives, including new student scholarships and faculty professional development efforts designed to double service learning at IUPUI. In 2008-2009, more than 90,000 hours of service were donated to community partners.
  • IUPUI has received numerous awards for community service, including being named a "Savior of our Cities" and receiving the President's Higher Education Community Service Award for Excellence in General Community Service.



  • More than 2,500 faculty in 21 schools provide the basis for IUPUI's quality educational programs.
  • Over 90% of full-time faculty have professional or doctoral degrees.
  • Serious efforts have been undertaken to increase the diversity of faculty.
  • IUPUI has many examples of renowned faculty.

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