Indianapolis, IN
Tuition (in-state)
$29,062 ($8,605)
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4 College Freshman

Academics: IUPUI has a wide range of degree opportunities conveniently available within the Indianapolis area. They make IU and Purdue degrees more easily available without the commune.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Within my degree program there are several options for extra curricular involvement as well as exposure to nation-wide events.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: A variety of majors and classes are offered at my school. There are a lot of options to choose from, and easy to find what best suits you.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload for my major is quite a lot, but I am learning how to balance and keep things on time and on track.

5 College Senior

Academics: The school is resourceful and the professors are great and talented! Curricula are helpful when it comes to students' success.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 59th
    Best Registration Process
  • 61st
    Best Online Course Options
  • 206th
    Best Course Variety
  • 216th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 431st
    Most Available Classes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kourtney Forrester
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IUPUI includes two very well known universities: Indiana University and Purdue University. Bringing those two big names to one city makes for urban learning at its best. On the Boilermaker side there are the engineers and scientists weaving mathematics, visual learning, and experimental knowledge into the tapestry of urban society. On the Hoosier side there are sociologists, philosophers, and business professionals walking through the city and calculating the many ways to bring out the human in humanity. The academic opportunities seem endless at IUPUI. Unfortunately, in this environment not every student can decipher what is best for her or himself. Best advice: Utilize the academic advising system!

In addition to the various educational programs, the student-teacher ratio is as attractive as that of a private institution. Students at IUPUI have more access to professors than do their fellow students in Bloomington or Lafayette (where IU and Purdue are based). There are times when it will seem like you’re getting a private education for the cost of a public one. However, there aren’t as many students involved in the learning process at IUPUI as there are at larger universities. Few students become heavily involved in the true academic process because they have work or children to prioritize—but this is not true for every student. There are many who put in a tremendous amount of work in their studies, and they are quickly recognized for their efforts. Some, more advanced, students have stated that classes are too easy at IUPUI.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 39%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 52%
  • 50 or More Students: 9%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • IU Herron School of Art & Design
  • IU Kelley School of Business
  • IU School of Dentistry
  • IU School of Education
  • IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Services
  • IU School of Informatics
  • IU School of Journalism
  • IU School of Law
  • IU School of Liberal Arts
  • IU School of Library and Information Science
  • IU School of Medicine
  • IU School of Music
  • IU School of Nursing
  • IU School of Physical Education & Tourism Management
  • IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs
  • IU School of Social Work
  • IUPUI Community Learning Network
  • IUPUI University College
  • Purdue School of Engineering & Technology
  • Purdue School of Science
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business/Commerce, General: 5%
  • General Studies: 4%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
  • Social Work: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Best Places to Study
  • Campus Center
  • MoJo Coffe House
  • Taylor Hall
  • University Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Always do homework-every little bit counts toward your final grade.
  • Always go to class.
  • Buy books earlier, because sometimes they run out.
  • Develop close relationships with professors.
  • Find out about all the tutoring, TA connections, and resources.
  • Get involved in service and organizations early and your network will grow faster.
  • Pick classes that you will love; otherwise, you will be completely bored.
  • Research your professors before choosing them.
  • Use Oncourse.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 105 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 105 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 13 responses

  • 29% Norman Birdwell - Author of Clifford
  • 25% David Wolf - U.S. astronaut
  • 17% Dan Quayle - 44th U.S. vice president
  • 12% Dan Coats - U.S. senator (R-IN)
  • 8% Joseph Muhler - co-discovered benefits of flouride
  • 8% Harry Day - co-discovered benefits of flouride



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