Location
Indiana, PA
Undergrads
12,409
Tuition (in-state)
$19,480 ($8,672)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The Psychology program at IUP is very good. The class offereings give you a variety to choose from. The workload is about average compared to other programs. The psychology builing is very nice and modern.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: There are a lot of programs to choose from at IUP. It is very hard not to find something you are interested in. The workload for most programs are pretty average, except for maybe science or business based degrees.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms have been converted into suites and are very nice. They can get a little expensive but no different than any other college. You pay for quality.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Honestly, I think the school focuses on students from under privledged circumstances too much. I agree that they deserve the attention but the school does very little to help the students who fall out of that bracket.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Generally people are very accepting and open. You just have to have the right mindset and you'll be okay.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The policies are there for a reason and are very reasonable. It's not that hard to stay in code and still have fun. Some students just take it overboard.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: From my experience in the Psychology department, the proffessors are great. Most are very helpful and really explain the material in an accommodating way.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I personally think it is very good quality. It may not be as well acclaimed as a Penn State or Pitt degree but I think employers value it just the same.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The school spirit is there in some events, but lacking in others. The basketball games and football games are probably the most popular.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process is painstaking. I have barely any money to afford school, hence why I am filling out this survey.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: I've been following the bar scene counting down to the days that I turn 21 and since i've turned 21 over the summer I am extremely excited for this coming semester. Just have to be smart about it.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have not noticed many crimes at my school since i've gone there. The latest was a riot that was started by non-students. The only emergency police reports i've seen were drunken fights and that was all.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I will be describing the girls on campus as i'm a guy. The girls on campus are mainly attractive from what I've noticed. Plenty of decent looking girls. They dress for the weather and I only ever go to the gym and there are a decent amount that go there.

5 College Junior

Athletics: There is extreme student involvement in sports at my school. No matter what sport, the team is always playing to their potential. The fans are great and they support the school through thick and thin. The facilities are up to date and beautiful.

5 College Junior

Majors: There were no difficulties getting into my major. The only problem is keeping a high enough GPA to get into a decent graduate programs. The only tips I have for admission is work hard in high school, keep your grades up, and try your best on the SAT/ACT.

3 College Junior

Majors: I do not enjoy this program. I would much rather be doing things that would prepare me for graduate school. They just throw in unnecessary courses to earn a degree.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a variety of courses at IUP. Class sizes are great and it's extremely easy to get a class that you need when it's time to schedule. Professors are a little out there but most are able to teach the subject that they are intended to teach.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have heard great things about career opportunities from IUP. I believe the value of a degree from this university is high and can lead to many advances in the future.

3 College Junior

Academics: The workload is more than usual. I constantly have homework and I rarely have free time to unwind. It's basically school school school. The curriculum makes no sense for my major. I am taking classes that have nothing to do with Physical Therapy and they are not preparing me for Graduate school whatsoever. I'm just spending my life away to learn about Biology and physics and chemistry, which I don't find practical for a Physical Therapist.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are plenty of majors available at this school. Some professors are not very kind and they overwork the average student. Most are nice and they give enough homework to get the point through, however others I feel like they're just trying to torture us by giving exceeding amounts of homework. The registration process for transfer students was easy and painless. There are multiple study abroad options available, I haven't looked into that however.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I haven't been out very much but there is are plenty of shops around campus and even away from campus. The scenery is great and it's a nice little town with plenty of things to do if you're able to go out.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is very expensive. You stay in a small room with another person and pay a couple thousand dollars a semester to barely live. You get a meal plan that is overly expensive because college campuses over charge for their food and most people run out of money weeks before the semester even ends.

College Junior

Nightlife: I live an hour away and drive to school every day.

College Junior

Athletics: I have not used the athletic buildings on campus, since I live off campus.

College Junior

Scholarships: Tips that I would give to students coming to a school would be to apply for as many scholarship as you can. Scholarships help so much. When I was in high school I never thought scholarships would mean so much and now I wish I would have applied to more when I was in high school.

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Emily Weber
Hometown
Souderton, Pennsylvania
Major
Journalism & English
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Picking the right college often leaves students stranded between two choices: sacrificing a well-rounded education for a cheaper school, or ponying up the cash for a private education with a lot of extras. In a way that many other public schools simply aren't, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is honestly the best of both worlds. IUP students get a quality education that rivals many smaller private colleges at the public university price. Although Indiana isn’t a major city, and the small-town atmosphere is something that students have to take into consideration, the town is picturesque and fun if you know where to look. Be sure to come visit before you commit to IUP, and keep an open mind when you come. Indiana has a way of growing on you.

The student body at IUP is fairly diverse, but every student can find his niche. Although 15,000 seems like a lot of students, the campus itself doesn’t feel that large. Because it draws students from across the nation and around the world, there’s something for everyone, whether that’s a student organization, a club, a sport, a Greek organization, or an extracurricular activity. You’ll find people and things at IUP that will expand your perspective on the world and challenge your expectations. As far as academics, IUP offers more than 100 majors and is the only public university in Pennsylvania to offer a doctoral program as well. Even for freshmen, classes aren't unmanageable. The professors know what they’re talking about and make class as interesting as they can, and most classes have no more than 100 students in them (even gen-eds). There’s a reason that alumni are proud to call IUP their alma mater. Few universities offer what Indiana University of Pennsylvania does for such a fair price.

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