Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1011 South Drive
Indiana, PA 15705


Undergraduate: 7,343
Graduate: 1,965
Total Headcount: 9,308

Someone To Turn To: IUP Guides

​When Kamir Walton started college this spring, he didn’t know anyone at IUP.

That changed quickly, though. When the freshman computer science major from Turtle Creek opened his IUP email, he found a welcoming message from Adam Jones, letting him know that Jones was assigned to be his Guide.

Walton now had someone he could turn to who was ready to help. It made a difference.

“I definitely appreciated that first time he reached out,” Walton said. “It added a friendly, familiar overtone to everything, especially when I didn’t know anyone at school yet.

“It was like a safety net for me,” he said. “It definitely helped.”​​


 Points of Pride

IUP is home to the nation’s first Minor in Teamwork and Leadership, allowing students to gain the soft skills they need to start and advance their careers in the modern workplace.

IUP’s National Achievement Scholarships Office helps undergraduate and graduate students apply and get selected to some of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships and fellowships. IUP students have won a total of 17 Fulbright awards, 12 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, 20 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, and 10 Freeman-Asia study abroad awards

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.

Consistently ranked nationally as a "Best for Vets" university, a "Military Friendly School," a “Best for Military Spouses” school and serving as a Yellow Ribbon university, IUP is also home to an ROTC program that 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 Princeton Review's Best Colleges guidebook for more than 20 years, based on students telling guidebook editors that the university is a place of “truly stellar academic departments” and “Professors feel like family and express that they genuinely care about the students outside of just the classroom situation.” IUP is also listed in Forbes Magazine as a top college and Money Magazine’s “Best College for You” list.

 Notable Alumni

Courtney Vose '91 - Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital​​

​Almar Latour '94 - Chief Executive Officer, Dow Jones Media Group and Publisher, The Wall Street Journal​

Kristin Butterworth ’02 - Executive Chef at Lautrec, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond restaurant at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort​

John Kopchick ’72, M’75 - Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Molecular Biology, Ohio University; inventor of the drug Somavert​

​Jack Thomas, D'90 - President, Central State University​

 University Rankings

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