Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Indiana, PA 15705


Undergraduate: 9,215
Graduate: 2,110
Total Headcount: 11,325

Gift Gives IUP Safety Science Students Hands-On Experience With Industry Equipment

​Students coming back this week for classes in safety science laboratories at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be using new sampling and monitoring equipment donated by MSA Safety, Inc., based in Cranberry Township.

The equipment, valued at more than $36,500, will help support IUP’s Department of Safety Sciences’ industrial hygiene and construction labs.   

The equipment is vital to providing students a hands-on learning environment that is critical to the learning process. Because the equipment and technology are utilized in real work environments, students are in a better position to effectively solve work-related problems. 


 Points of Pride

​IUP is proud to be the first university to host the Pennsylvania Governor's Awards for the Arts program.

Consistently ranked nationally as a "Best for Vets" university, a "Military Friendly School" and serving as a Yellow Ribbon university, IUP won a MacArthur Award in 2015, given to the top ROTC programs in the nation, for the 2013-2014 academic year. Now in its 64th year, IUP's ROTC program has produced 2,000 U.S. Army second lieutenants and eight generals, along with the 2009 ROTC Top Cadet in the Nation.

​IUP has been included for 15 years in the Princeton Review's Best Colleges guidebook, selected for the past seven years for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, listed in Forbes Magazine as a top college, included in Washington Monthly's "Colleges That Make a Difference," and is included in Dr. Donald Asher's Cool Colleges for the Hyperintelligent.

​IUP is home to the first endowed honors college in Pennsylvania, the Robert E. Cook Honors College. The Cook Honors College admitted its first class in 1996 and was founded at IUP as a result of a gift from Robert E. Cook, a 1964 mathematics graduate of IUP. His multimillion dollar gift was the largest in university history.

​IUP faculty have won more than 60 Fulbright scholarships; IUP students have won a total of 12 Fulbright awards, seven Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, 11 Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarships and 12 Freeman-Asia study abroad awards. IUP also has the Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator of the Year and two Rome Prize winners.

 Notable Alumni

​Tim Cejka '73 - President, ExxonMobile Exploration (Retired)

​Charlene Mickens Dukes '80 - President, Prince George Community College

​Almar Latour '94 -Editor-In-Chief, Wall Street Journal Asia

Steve Skorija '69 - Musical Director, Walt Disney World

​Sue Snyder '85 - Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Philadelphia Inquirer

​Jack Thomas, D'90 - President, Western Illinois University

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