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IUPUI Fun Facts

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The Campus

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is a leading urban university campus where achievement-oriented students receive degrees from Indiana University or Purdue University.

With more than 10,000 classes in hundreds of career fields, IUPUI offers the broadest range of degree programs of any campus in Indiana. It provides its 29,953 students with small-sized classes, state-of-the-art facilities, and exceptional faculty.

Located in the heart of Indiana's capital, IUPUI reflects the dynamic spirit of a metropolitan city. It is located just blocks from the State House and centers of business, art, and education. This ideal location opens many opportunities for career-related internships and employment.

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Faculty and Staff

There are 2,152 full-time faculty and 924 part-time faculty at IUPUI. IUPUI's full-time staff numbers more than 5,000.

IUPUI has been designated as 1 of 25 urban institutions called "Saviors of our Cities." The Princeton Review, Campus Compact, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and U.S. News and World Report also have honored IUPUI for collaboration with its communities of stakeholders.

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The IUPUI University Library is one of the most sophisticated university libraries in the United States with respect to electronic information systems and resources. Current library holdings include more than 1 million volumes, 36,000 periodicals and journals, more than 1.2 million microforms, and 152,000 government documents and audio-visual materials.

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To make sure new students have a good beginning, IUPUI created University College. It provides new student orientation to all degree-seeking students and offers a wide range of counseling and support services. Academic advisers help students choose a major field of study and provide guidance on selection of classes. Study group areas, peer mentoring, and tutoring are provided by University College. The honors program is provided by the IUPUI Honors College.

Each year IUPUI's Community Learning Network (CLN) provides more then 900 continuing education classes with more than 11,000 learners in Central Indiana. With more than 20 certificate programs, CLN is an access point for learners in career development.

The Community Learning Network also takes IUPUI college courses to neighborhoods, businesses, and shopping centers in the evening and on the weekend. Hundreds of courses are offered off campus each semester to enable adult learners to complete their degrees. In order to make learning even more accessible to adult learners, CLN offers many distance education courses.

IUPUI students are as diverse as the city around them, coming from many walks of life, varied ethnic cultures and with different personal, academic and professional goals. Student life at IUPUI is truly an extraordinary mirror of the larger world, promoting opportunities for mutual understanding and respect for world cultures.

IUPUI students come from 49 states, including Indiana, and 122 countries. The average age of the 2006 entering class was 19.6, and 78 percent of the beginning freshmen attended IUPUI full-time.

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IUPUI has over 122,000 alumni living worldwide with an ever-growing and active alumni relations program that matches the continuing growth of the IUPUI campus. Some 70,000 alumni live in Indiana, more than 50,000 of whom live in the Indianapolis region.

Academic Units

Campus Diversity

  • Caucasian - 73%
  • African American - 9.5%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander - 3.9%
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native - 0.3%
  • Hispanic - 2.7%
  • Other/Unknown - 6.03%

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