Indiana University-Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI) Summary

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Basic Statistics

Indianapolis, IN
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
75 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Service learning
  • Diversity of students
  • Minimal partying and more learning
  • Campus in the heart of Indy

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking
  • Lack of student involvement in extra-curriculars
  • Food on campus
  • Not enough dorms

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Overall, IUPUI has a lot to offer to a lot of different people. The diversity of students at IUPUI is an illustration of what the University has to offer. Everyone is catered to in some way, whether it is through ESL learning, studies abroad, 24-hour computer facilities, wireless access, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. service projects, resume assistance, and so much more. IUPUI may not be a traditional campus with frat parties and hookups, but students really seem to appreciate its function and purpose, which is to promote professionalism, diversity, and urban learning.

With praise comes the reality—students shouldn’t go to a college thinking that everything will always be great. As with any university, IUPUI has its major flaws. As far as the physical campus itself is concerned, athletic facilities are not yet to the standard that the students can accept, parking is way below the needs of the students, and campus food is not worth the paper plates that it is served on. Too harsh? Maybe, but through the student reviews, they have shown how much they truly value their school. The professors, overall, seem to be doing a nice job, and computer service is great at IUPUI. As long as you take the bad with the good, IUPUI will be, at least, a beneficial and educational experience for you.

IUPUI Student Reviews

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I love the academics and variety of classes here.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid saved my life, but housing took too much from my financial aid.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: My school is part of the city. There is always something to do here.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: I hang out with friends. I don't go to too many social events.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm looking into living off campus next year.


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