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Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

Indiana, PA
  • Public
    4 year
  • 7,079
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:15
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 15%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $13.1K
    Avg. Financial Aid
Founded in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a leading public, doctoral/research university strongly committed to undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarship and public service. Our current enrollment which includes students in our Police Academy training program and our Culinary school, is 9,308 students. We have over 100 undergraduate majors in our five academic colleges. Our faculty/student ratio is 16/1.
Over 113,000 courses transfer into Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
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Founded 1875
Total Faculty 494
Full-Time Undergraduate 6,318
Part-Time Undergraduate 761
Application Acceptance Rate 94%
Transfer Students 303
Programs 334 Programs
Courses 1,919 Courses
Transfer Agreements 485 incoming Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 113,199 incoming Equivalencies
7,399 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $7,716
Out-of-State Tuition $11,200
Books and Supplies $1,100
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 67%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $6,323
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 99%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $6,739
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    We offer the PA All Academic Team scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa students who are picked by their schools. We offer IUP Transfer Scholarships for the Fall and Spring semester. The scholarships are based on GPA, the number of credits being transferred to IUP and financial need. Students need to have the FAFSA on file at IUP. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000-$2,000. Questions can be directed to Ms. Lori Roles at Also check for other opportunities.
  • Tuition and Fees:
    IUP uses a pay per credit model. $11,380 (based on 15 credits) for in state students for 2019-2020. Out of state tuition and fees is $19,084(also based on 15 credits).

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    Fall 2023 - Completed applications - 587
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    Fall 2023 -549
  • Percentage Accepted:
    Fall 2023 - 94%
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    Fall 2023 -326
  • Transfer Agreements:
    Please call Bill Sands at 724-357-4839 for more information on the state TAOC agreements. For the specific agreements go to
  • View Agreements:
  • Technical/Vocation Credit Accepted:
    Military credit is accepted through the AARTS or SMART or JST transcript. NOCTI/SOAR credit is also reviewed for acceptance. Technical and vocational work is not accepted.
  • Credit For Life Experience:
    There is a process at IUP for this type of credit to be awarded. At this point the portfolio process is handled though Ms. Kristen O'Hara. Please call her at 724-357-2789 for more information.

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    2.0 for most students 3.0 for most education majors. Students with 36 credits or less must have a 2.75 GPA Art and Music Education students need a 2.5 GPA 3.0 for Speech Pathology majors. 2.5 for Exercise Science majors. 3.0 for Dietetics majors. 2.5 for Safety Science majors.
  • Official Transcripts:
    Yes. We require transcripts from your high school and from all colleges/universities attended.
  • SAT Scores:
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Not required
  • Essay:
    Not required, may be requested if needed.
  • Application Fee:
  • Interview:
  • Associates Degree Required:
  • Other Requirements:
    Nursing applications are no longer accepted for transfer students. Some majors require specific entrance requirements. For more information visit the following website.
  • Request More Information:
  • Apply Here:

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    Grades of D will be accepted as long as a student has earned at least a 2.0 from that institution. Remedial credits and those considered to be technical in nature will not be transferred.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    Students must earn half of their major credits at IUP or another state system school and at least 30 credits of the last 60 have to be taken at IUP.
  • Transfer Policy Document:
  • Appeals Process Document:

Virtual Tour

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

1011 South Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
United States
Main Phone:
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Delivery Method:
In Person. General Studies BA and Human Development and Family Science BS degrees can be done fully online.


Transfer Admission Contact:
Bill Sands
Transfer Services Coordinator, Admissions
International Admissions Contact:
Bill Sands
Assistant Director of Admissions, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Athletic Director Contact:
Mr. Todd Garzarelli
Director of Athletics, Athletics
Veterans Services Contact:
Mr. Theodore Cogar
Interim Director Military Veteran Resource Center, Student Affairs
Financial Aid:
Ms. Tiffany Potts
Director of Financial Aid, Financial Aid

Branch Campuses/Additional Locations

Punxsutawney Regional Campus; IUP
1010 Winslow Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Northpointe Regional Campus; IUP
167 Northpointe Boulevard
Freeport, PA 16229
Last updated on 6/8/2024 by AcademyOne.