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Indiana University of Pennsylvania







Michael Driscoll




IUP is situated in the Borough of Indiana, just 55 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. With a population of 35,000, Indiana and its adjacent communities offer the best of small-town life: cafes and restaurants for all budgets, small shops, a mall and friendly neighbors. Students and faculty partner with local agencies on many community service projects. The area is home to the Indiana Regional Medical Center and prominent companies in energy, finance, insurance and other industries.  Green spaces in town, including Co-op Park and White’s Woods, are great places for picnics, softball and other recreation. Nearby Yellow Creek State Park is a popular place to hike, camp, fish or take in a beautiful sunset.


Nursing – Each year, graduates of the bachelor’s program pass the NCLEX-RN exam at one of the highest rates in the United States—last year, 99 percent passed the exam on their first try.  Faculty are the driving force:  They bring excellence and dedication to every moment of their work with students, from classroom instruction through clinical experiences, which students begin in their sophomore year.


Accounting – The bachelor’s degree program is broad and flexible by design. Students learn financial reporting system design and analysis, managerial accounting, taxation and nonprofit accounting in courses that merge classroom experience and real-world expertise in technological settings. Many students find they can add a second major in finance, forging an extremely powerful professional resume.


Fashion Merchandising – This bachelor’s program develops a student’s eye for fashion and the bottom line. An intensive core of apparel and textile courses covers design, construction, production, distribution, merchandising and more aspects of the industry in a global context. A strong business component includes accounting, mathematics and other courses. Through a cooperative program between IUP and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, seniors can pursue additional topics. All for a lower cost than a fashion school.


Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences  – IUP graduates are known for entering the work force up to speed. The bachelor’s degree is certified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Students complete an intensive internship organized by faculty and industry partners. Through the Cooperative Education Program, students may be paid to work on site under the mentorship of a full-time supervisor. More than 3,000 safety and health professionals have graduated from the bachelor’s, master’, and Ph.D. programs in this hot field of study. 


Founded as Indiana Normal School in 1875, IUP is a comprehensive doctoral/research university today, offering more than 130 undergraduate and 65 graduate programs. The university enrolls 13,058 undergraduate and 2,321 graduate students; about 16 percent are minority students, and 5 percent are international. IUP faculty are well known for their dedication to teaching– some are listed in the Princeton Review’s “Top 300 Professors in the Country.” Their research in many fields gives students experience using equipment and facilities, collecting and analyzing data and presenting findings. Most of the residence halls are brand-new, built since 2006: They offer suite living and Living-Learning Communities for students with similar academic interests. The Kovalchick Complex, home of Hawks Basketball, opened in 2011 and has won a national award for university venues. A humanities academic building with state-of-the-art digital resources is under construction. Some things don’t change, though: The heart of the 350-acre campus is the Oak Grove, as it has been for 100 years. It’s the place to see and be seen while on your way to class or just hanging out.


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Men's Sports
Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field and swimming.


Women's Sports
Basketball, cross country, field hockey, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.


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Criminology, psychology, biology, natural science, nursing, communications media, accounting, management, undeclared business and health and human services.



Created at 11/9/2010 6:17 PM by Haas, Diane
Last modified at 2/26/2014 11:25 AM by Haas, Diane