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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
IUP combines the academic opportunities of a large university with the highly personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college. 

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)



Founded in 1875, IUP is a vibrant, comprehensive, research-based, teaching-focused, student-centered learning community.


Not only does IUP offer an abundance of undergraduate and master’s programs, but it is the only university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to offer Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Degrees are offered from the broader, more traditional (philosophy, anthropology) to the career specific (safety sciences, respiratory therapy). IUP boasts:

  • 132 undergraduate degree programs, combining rigorous classroom work with numerous internship, education abroad, research, and other experiential learning opportunities
  • A nationally renowned honors program: Cook Honors College
  • 52 master's programs
  • 12 doctoral programs

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Housing services

A living-learning community is a community of students who live together in a university residential facility or a portion of the building, such as a floor or wing, and participate in academically and intellectually engaging learning activities designed specifically for them.

Research has shown that students in living-learning programs tend to have a smoother transition to college, higher grades, more mentoring from faculty, a stronger sense of civic engagement, and fewer problems with alcohol and other drug use.

  • Living-Learning
  • Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining
  • Campus Dining
  • IUP Magazine Web Exclusive: Chronicling the Residential Revival

Library services

Stapleton/Stabley Library, located on the Indiana campus, is the central university library. The IUP library system has a collection of more than 900,000 books, maintains subscriptions to about 15,000 serials in multiple formats, and houses more than 100,000 audiovisual materials.

Medical services

  • Seventy-eight emergency telephones throughout the campus that connect directly to the police office and automatically dispatch officers to the scene
  • An extensive emergency-notification system to alert students and employees via cell phone, text messaging, and e-mail when an emergency situation occurs. More than 95 percent of IUP students have registered for this emergency-alert program.

Student Life

Campus life

IUP’s beautiful main campus is located in Indiana, Pa., and spans 374 acres. A combination of historical charm and state-of-the-art facilities, it includes 59 major buildings and 11 athletic fields.

  • Affiliate campuses are located in Northpointe (Armstrong County) and Punxsutawney, Pa.

  • The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts also is in Punxsutawney.

  • IUP offers courses through the State System’s Dixon Center in Harrisburg and through distance education.

Sports facilities

IUP competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and is an NCAA Division II member.

  • Eight varsity sports for men and 11 for women.
  • Scholarships are available for all varsity sports.
  • IUP students also get involved in a variety of club and intramural sports.


  • IUP is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education.

Student Reviews

Something you don't know anout IUP
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Indiana University of PA is a very quiet place very suitable for studying. It is a very small country, but most of the students are from the other states because of its quietness and the university is very welcoming. Its good university without academic distractors.

Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

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