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Welcome From the Director

Thank you for visiting IUPUI’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If I had a word to describe the IUPUI experience, it would be “connections” - connections between our campus and the city, our students and faculty, our graduates and the workplace. Of course, I could use several other words to describe IUPUI - dynamic, energetic, opportunity, challenging impact, just to name a few - but above all of these, our students are increasingly connected with each other, the local community, and the world. Whether it’s engaging in the classroom, a casual chat over a cup of coffee in the Campus Center, or collaborating with students in another country with world-class technology, our students have the opportunity to make the connections that will benefit them, not only in their studies here, but in the world after they graduate...read more


IUPUI = IU, Purdue, and Indianapolis

You've probably heard the saying, "the best of both worlds", but what about the best of three worlds? At IUPUI, that's exactly what you get. When you complete your degree at IUPUI, it will come from either Indiana University, or Purdue University (depending on your major). In addition to being a part of these two world-class universities, our students also have unparalleled opportunities and resources at their fingertips by living in downtown Indianapolis, the nation's 12th largest city.

So what can you study at IUPUI? What can't you study! With more than 200 undergraduate majors, IUPUI offers one of the broadest ranges of degree programs in Indiana, and the nation! Check it out for yourself - view our academic schools and divisions and our degree programs!


Nationally Recognized for Academic and Civic Excellence

IUPUI is committed to academic success, as well as the betterment of our local, national, and global community. Several entities outside of the University have recognized IUPUI for these efforts, including:

  • US NEWS & WORLD REPORT - Best Colleges: Up-and-Coming National Universities (rank 3); Best Colleges: First Year Programs, Learning Communities, and Research/Creative Projects; Best Legal Writing program (rank 8)
  • CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE - Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service (2006)
  • FORBES.COM - America’s Best Public College & University in the Midwest (rank 8, 2009)

Read more about IUPUI's Recognition and Awards.


Our Students RISE to the Challenge

There's more to education than sitting in a classroom. That's why Dr. Uday Sukhatme, Dean for Academic Affairs, collaborated with campus leaders to create the "RISE to the IUPUI Challenge."

The RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative engages students more deeply in their learning and contributes to their intellectual and professional development in unique ways. Each undergraduate student is challenged to include at least two of the four RISE experiences — research, international, service learning, and experiential learning — into their degree programs.

The RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative enhances the teaching and learning process that occurs during formal classroom coursework. The initiative builds on IUPUI’s long tradition and commitment to experiential learning. Each RISE category incorporates qualified experiences, integration of knowledge, reflection, and assessment, and will be documented on students’ transcripts. More information is available at http://academicaffairs.iupui.edu/plans/rise.cfm.


A Campus that Promotes Diversity

IUPUI students are as diverse as the city around them, coming from many walks of life, varied ethnic cultures, with different personal, academic, and professional goals. IUPUI has over 30,000 students representing all 50 states and 140 countries! Campus resources, such as the Multicultural Success Center and the Office for Diversity Access & Achievement, not only give our students a firsthand approach to diversity on campus, it allows them to celebrate it. Learn more about IUPUI's commitment to diversity.


Receive Personal Attention and Academic Support

IUPUI does everything possible to make students feel at home on campus. This starts with one-on-one admissions counseling in the Admissions Center, and does not end until graduation. Though we are the state's third largest university (more than 30,000 students enroll at IUPUI each year), IUPUI takes a small school approach to big academics. Thanks to a student/faculty ratio of 16:1, and the fact around 71% of our courses have 30 students or fewer, IUPUI students have the opportunity to meet, work with, and get to know our staff, faculty, and advisors.

IUPUI offers a variety of services for students to help them succeed in their academics. This includes mentoring services and peer tutoring, more than 400 student organizations, a health center, and Counseling and Psychological Services. Another service to help students succeed is the Math Assistance Center. This center offers onsite tutoring and mentoring for all students enrolled in math courses.

Additionally, IUPUI provides special assistance due to disabilities. Adaptive Educational Services works to make campus life and learning accessible for students with disabilities. AES assists students with disabilities to achieve their educational goals through such services as note taking, interpreting, and test proctoring.


Campus Safety

IUPUI employs 38 full-time sworn police officers. The full-time and student police officers are certified as law enforcement officers. The IUPUI Police provide a number of services including more than 100 emergency telephones on campus which are direct lines to the IUPUI Public Safety Dispatch Center. Students may also obtain an IUPUI Campus Police escort to their car or another building on campus by calling (317) 274-SAFE (7233) 24 hours a day. For more information including services and campus statistics, go to the IUPUI Police website.

Additionally, IUPUI uses the IU notify system to alert students to emergency situations, including adverse weather, that occur on campus. The service includes phone calls, text messages, e-mails, and website notifications.