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Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

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Introduction

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is a public university in Indiana County, Pennsylvania and a Carnegie Doctoral Research Intensive university. The main campus is located on 374 acres, just 55 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. First chartered as a normal school in 1871, IUP expanded to become a teachers’ college in 1927, then became a full-fledged university in 1965. Multiple buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, there are over 14,000 students enrolled at IUP.

The campus features a planetarium and museum, both of which offer programs for the students and the public. Stapleton Library is home to nearly a million print volumes and over 2 million digital resources. IUP is also home to an extensive music library. The center of the campus features a bucolic oak grove that is popular with students, faculty, and the public alike.

IUP maintains a branch campus at Punxsutawney, 25 miles away from the main campus, to benefit students from rural areas during the first year or two of their college education. Also 25 miles away is a new branch at Northpointe, which meets the needs of workforce-related education for Armstrong County.

Academics

There are 8 colleges at IUP offering over 140 undergraduate degree programs and around 70 graduate programs. The colleges are: Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, College of Education and Educational Technology, College of Fine Arts, College of Health and Human Services, School of Graduate Studies and Research, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, and School of Continuing Education. IUP also offers the Robert E. Cook Honors College, a seminar-style liberal studies curriculum for particularly academic undergraduate students.

Trade Programs

UIP operates an Academy of Culinary Arts in Punxsutawney as well as a police academy on the main campus.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

UIP is notable for its large number of centers and institutes which provide educational services to children, families, schools, and other members and institutions of the wider community. At the same time, they provide a wide field of internship and professional work opportunities for UIP students. These centers include:

Administration and Leadership Studies Research and Training Center, a center supporting sponsored research, program evaluation, policy analysis, and technology transfer.

Intercollegiate Athletic Institute for Sports Camps, a program to organize sports camps and to train coaches and counselors.

Center for Career and Technical Personnel Preparation, a center to prepare, update, and upgrade career and technical educators.

Child Study Center, a facility providing assessment and short-term treatment of learning and behavioral problems, consultation to parents and schools, and other services.

Center for Counselor Training and Services provides counseling professionals with expert training and services.

Criminal Justice Training Center offers training programs for law enforcement personnel and police recruits.

First Commonwealth Center for Economic Education offers a wide range of economic education services.

Center for Rural Gifted Education offers training, referral, and resources for gifted education.

Highway Safety Center provides driver education and training for emergency responders.

Institute for Information Assurance promotes security and integrity of information in faculty/student interactions. Literacy Center assists children and adolescents with assessment and instruction.

Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI) brings academic and professional experts together to address alcohol abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, and associated mental health issues.

Institute for Mine Mapping, Archival Procedures, and Safety assists in the archiving, digitally recording, and geographically referencing of historical coal mine maps.

National Emergency and Disaster Information Center supports emergency and disaster operations through research, education, and outreach.

Software Development Center improves systems and expertise in the region.

Center for Statistics Education in Pennsylvania introduces math manipulatives and increases quantitative literacy for K-12 teachers.

Center for Videoconferencing works on innovative strategies for using video and blended technologies for education and communication.

Admissions

Unlike most universities, there are no specific course requirements for high school work for general admissions, although prospective students are encouraged to keep their future career path in mind when selecting classes. Requirements include competitive scores on standardized tests and at least a B average in high school classroom work. Most students admitted to the university have a composite SAT score of 1000 or better or an ACT score of 21 or better, as well as a grade point average of 3.2 or better.

Several majors have a language requirement, including anthropology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, economics, English, geography and regional planning, geoscience, history, journalism, mathematics, natural science, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology. There are further admissions requirements for certain programs, including Dietetics, Education, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The most competitive major is nursing.

Financial Aid

In addition to the wide range of state and federal aid options, IUP offers several of their own need- and merit-based scholarships. The majority of IUP students receive aid of some type.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1869th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Student Media

IUP has its own television and radio stations, as well as a student newspaper entitled The Penn. Between these three forms of media, there are many rich opportunities for future journalists.

College Lodge

The Student Cooperative Association owns College Lodge, a recreational facility a few miles away from the main campus. Students can visit the lodge for Frisbee golf, biking, hiking, skiing, and boating throughout the year.

Greek Life

Greek systems are very strong on the IUP campus. There are dozens of fraternities and sororities, including a professional chemistry fraternity, an honors fraternity, a military fraternity, a music fraternity, and a geography fraternity.

Residence Halls on Campus

There are eight suite-style residential buildings at IUP which feature individual bathrooms, wireless internet connections, microwaves, refrigerators, and individually controlled air conditioning and heating in each suite. Several suites are parts of living-learning facilities, which are supported by learning studios and community assistants on each floor. There are also four traditional residence halls on campus with single, double, and quad rooms. Traditional halls feature laundry rooms, vending areas, lounges, and computer centers.

Dining on Campus

The residential dining halls offer a wide range of mainstream options, as well as vegan and vegetarian food at every meal. The dining halls also offer special theme evenings once a week, featuring such interest items as karaoke and banana split bars.

The Folger Food Court offers convenient options, including Quiznos, Starbucks, JUMP Asian, Freshëns Smoothies, Home Zone, and Fireplace Brick Oven Pizza. The HUB Rock II offers Bagel Works, Zoca, Bagel Works, Tuscan Market, Grille Works, Chick-fil-A, Tuscan Market, and Salad Garden. There are several convenience stores and coffeeshops on campus as well, including Starbucks and Java City.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The athletic department at IUP is known as the Crimson Hawks. The Hawks compete on the intervarsity level in NCAA Division II and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming, cross country, and track and field. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and track and field.

Bibliography

  • Branch Campuses. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Web. 19 July 2011.
  • Centers and Institutes. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Web. 19 July 2011.
  • Fiske, Edward B. Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011. Chicago: Sourcebooks, 2010. Print.
  • Pope, Loren. Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You. New York: Penguin. 2007. Print.
  • Residence Halls. Housing. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Web. 19 July 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 83rd in Pennsylvania and 939th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Pennsylvania and 74th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 7 0.05
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 100 0.65

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 172 1.23
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 9 0.06
Robbery 7 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 41 0.29
Larceny 225 1.60
Vehicle theft 3 0.02

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduateDoctoral, professional dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4209

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 944th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,622 $6,622 $16,556
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,458 $2,458 $3,660
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $276 $276 $690
FT Graduate Tuition $7,956 $7,956 $11,934
FT Graduate Required Fees $2,266 $2,266 $3,070
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $442 $442 $663
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $23,920 $23,920 $35,056
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $23,500 $23,500 $34,636
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $12,800 $12,800 $23,936

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $8,362 $8,672 $8,362 $8,672 $18,854 $19,480
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,100(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $9,430 $10,064
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,708 $3,664
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,430 $10,064
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,708 $3,664
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,788 $4,378

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 9,367 (3,847 male / 5,520 female)
Admitted 8,476 (3,478 male / 4,998 female)
Admission rate 90%
First-time Enrollment 2,741 (1,161 male / 1,580 female)
FT Enrollment 2,729 (1,155 male / 1,574 female)
PT Enrollment 12 (6 male / 6 female)
Total Enrollment14,925

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

ACT Test Admission

1159th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 16%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 22

SAT Test Admission

970th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 94%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 440 / 530
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 540
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 890 / 1070

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity4,076
Meals per Week19
Room Fee$8,000
Board Fee$3,100

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 163 242 68 34 7 2,650 102 3,282
Accounting 5 6 4 54 1 70
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 1 1 22 1 25
Anthropology 20 20
Applied Mathematics, General 1 1
Archeology 2 2
Art/Art Studies, General 1 1 21 2 25
Asian Studies/Civilization 6 1 7
Athletic Training/Trainer 15 1 16
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1 42 1 44
Biochemistry 3 3
Biological and Physical Sciences 9 1 1 40 1 53
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4 3 1 44 52
Business Administration and Management, General 68 25 3 5 140 10 252
Business/Commerce, General 12 12
Chemistry, General 10 10
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 2 9 11
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 2 2
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 2 27 1 30
Commercial Photography 1 2 3
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 1 1 24 1 28
Counseling Psychology 1 4 1 1 17 1 25
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 1 26 2 30
Criminology 2 26 8 1 206 1 246
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other 24 1 26
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 1 4 1 62 70
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 12 12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 1
Economics, General 2 1 1 15 19
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 1 3 72 76
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness 1 15 16
Educational Psychology 16 2 18
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1 25 27
English Language and Literature, General 28 4 1 1 87 4 128
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 1 27 1 29
Fashion Merchandising 2 8 4 52 66
Finance, General 12 3 1 26 1 43
Fine/Studio Arts, General 1 14 15
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 2 1 3 49 55
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1 2 1 4
French Language and Literature 1 1
General Studies 1 1 20 2 24
Geography 3 1 1 23 4 32
Geology/Earth Science, General 14 1 15
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 2 9 3 3 1 165 11 196
History, General 2 39 42
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 2 5 3 54 1 65
Human Development and Family Studies, General 8 53 5 67
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 3 27 1 32
Interior Design 4 1 31 1 37
Intermedia/Multimedia 1 1 28 30
International Business/Trade/Commerce 2 2 2 11 1 18
International Relations and Affairs 7 1 8
Journalism 1 7 1 38 1 48
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 16 1 17
Labor and Industrial Relations 2 5 30 3 40
Management Information Systems, General 3 16 1 20
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 3 5 4 1 81 4 98
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 1 1
Mathematics, General 2 1 2 24 4 33
Music Performance, General 8 8
Music, General 1 1 2 41 45
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 1 1 2 12 16
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician 4 2 1 1 1 82 4 95
Office Management and Supervision 2 8 10
Philosophy 1 8 9
Physics, General 1 7 8
Physics, Other 1 1
Political Science and Government, General 1 2 2 17 2 25
Protective Services Operations 8 3 11
Psychology, General 3 13 2 2 1 99 2 122
Public Administration 2 1 9 12
Reading Teacher Education 21 2 23
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6 2 3 142 4 157
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other 1 17 1 19
Religion/Religious Studies 1 8 9
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 4 1 12 1 18
School Psychology 1 6 7
Social Sciences, Other 23 1 24
Sociology 1 17 1 42 1 62
Spanish Language and Literature 7 15 22
Special Education and Teaching, General 23 23
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 3 30 2 96 5 136
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 1 17 18
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 3 3
Visual and Performing Arts, General 3 3

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 639th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $82,105 ($84,622 male / $76,772 female)
Number of FT Faculty 606 (326 male / 280 female)
Number of PT Faculty 941
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $32,604,211
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