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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis is a public collaborative university between Indiana University and Purdue University which offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees from both systems. Managed primarily through Indiana University as a core campus and secondarily through Purdue University as a regional campus.

University History

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) was founded in 1969. It is an urban campus and also a public collaborated university between Indiana University and Purdue University which offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Indiana University works as a core campus and Purdue University works as a regional campus. IUPUI is situated in downtown Indianapolis near the White River and Fall Creek. Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) holds the nation’s largest nursing school, the main campus of the largest medical school in the country, the only dental school in the state, and the country’s oldest school of physical education. IUPUI is ranked among the top 20 campuses in the United States of America for graduate professional degrees.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis has 19 schools and colleges. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 19 school and colleges of the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis are;

  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Health and Human Sciences
  • Herron School of Arts and Design
  • Honors College
  • School of Informatics and Computing
  • Kelley School of Business
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • School of Science
  • School of Social Work

University Achievements

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is a well-known university in USA. QS World University Rankings and Forbes has ranked it among the top 1000 universities in the world. Every year, the IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations honors 100 outstanding undergraduate students who showcase excellence in three categories—academic excellence, campus leadership, and community engagement. Students are offered financial assistance in the form of scholarships.  Students have to meet the set criteria by the sponsors.

University USP

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) USP is that it has one of the nation's largest nursing schools, the main campus of the largest medical school in the country, the only dental school in the state, and the country's oldest school of physical education.

University Notable Alumni

The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards IUPUI. Some of the alumni members of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) are-

  • Norman Bridwell (Herron 1950), author and illustrator of Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Bettie Cadou (English 1957), journalist and photographer
  • Julia Carson (Law 1963), former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Vija Celmins (Herron 1961), fine art painter and printmaker
  • Dan Coats (Law 1971), 5th Director of National Intelligence, former member of the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Ambassador to Germany
  • George Hill, professional NBA basketball player
  • Samuel D. Jackson (Law 1917), former member of U.S. Senate
  • Mike Pence (Law 1986), 48th Vice President of the United States, 50th Governor of Indiana, and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Dan Quayle (Law 1974), 44th Vice President of the United States, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate
  • Arthur Raymond Robinson (Law 1910), former member of the U.S. Senate
  • Charles Stanley Ross (JD, 1994), Literary scholar

University infrastructure & services


The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus is spread across 509-acres of land and is situated in downtown Indianapolis and adjacent to White River State Park. The campus provides various new buildings like:

  • University Hall
  • Engineering Science & Technology Building
  • Eskenazi Fine Arts Center at Herron School of Art and Design
  • Hine Hall Dining
  • Campus Centre

In 2013, IUPUI began with a School of Public Health named in honor of Richard M. Fairbanks, which focuses on the areas of urban health, health policy, biostatistics and epidemiology. In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved IU's proposal to create world's first school dedicated to the study and teaching of philanthropy

The IUPUI campus is home to various nationally renowned hospitals and research entities including Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Eskenazi Health, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. IUPUI also includes five major editorial and research projects in the history of American ideas. The campus holds more than 20 works of sculpture which are located outdoors on the campus.


Libraries at The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) are an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. There are many libraries present in the heart of the university campus- Herron School of Art Library, School of Dentistry Library, Ruth Lilly Law Library and Ruth Lilly Medical Library. The libraries offer a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The libraries have a vast collection of books, e-journals and e-books etc. University libraries are focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The libraries provide flexible and well-equipped surroundings to everyone’s research and learning needs. The libraries support the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contribute to advancements in teaching and research programs.                                                                                                                

Housing services-

On-campus- The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis’s Housing and Residence Life office offers residential communities, where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. There are residents from more than 144 countries. The resident halls on campus are- Ball Hall and North Hall. The university Tower and Riverwalk offers on- campus housing in various apartments.  The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis’ residential halls and apartments offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The university’s residence halls are perfect for comfortable housing.  Students can select the room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, availability. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in university’s residence halls are-

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum
  • 24-hour security and on-call housing staff
  • Access to a multitude of community amenities 


The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis assists students in finding off-campus housing near university’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby university.

Medical services-

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis provides medical services to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team which responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students. The medical services include preventive services, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses, pharmacy, dentistry, diagnostics, sexual health and gynaecologist to make life easier at IUPUI. For General health questions anyone can mail at [email protected]

Student’s clubs-

The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis offers more than 500 students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs at The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis are-

  • Actuarial Science Club at IUPUI
  • Always Patent Endo Club
  • American Sign Language THAT Club at IUPUI
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Anthropology Club at IUPUI
  • Applied Computing Club
  • Arabic Club at IUPUI
  • Art Therapy Club

University location

420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202, United States

Top Landmarks-

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
  • Central Canal
  • Victory Field
  • Monument Circle
  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Indiana War Memorial
  • Indiana State Capitol

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis offers Undergraduate programs and Graduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting
  • Advocacy
  • African Studies
  • American studies
  • Biocomputing
  • Bioethics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology

Student Support-

 Office of International Affairs at The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • Immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • Serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • Provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

Only people who are enrolled full time in classes or are obtaining a degree are considered to be students for visa purposes. Individual will probably have one of two types of non-immigrant status:

  • F-1 status: Most IUPUI students are in F-1 status.
  • J-1 status: J-1 status is primarily for students who come to the United States during an exchange program, generally for a year or less.

If a person's main purpose at IUPUI is to work or do research (this includes Ph.D. researchers and research interns), he or she will come to IUPUI on one of the visas below. Most nonstudents come to IUPUI in J-1 or H-1B status.

J-1 Scholar status for nonstudents may be used for professors and researchers (who may stay up to five years), specialists in a field (who stay one year or less), and short-term scholars (who stay six months or less). 

International Student Contact-

Office address- IUPUI Office of International Affairs
902 W. New York St.
Education and Social Work building, Rm. 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA

Office: 317-274-7000 

Fax: 317-278-2213
Email:  [email protected]

Timings: The Office of International Affairs front desk in ES 2126 is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Student society-

The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis’ student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis has over 500+ student organizations, so there is something for each student.

Sports and fitness-

Campus Recreation at The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty and staff at IUPUI. The membership provides access to various things like swimming at the world-class IU Natatorium, fitness classes, three weight and fitness rooms, recreational open gym, access to the new IUPUI Outdoor Recreational Complex (outdoor basketball courts) and participation in the intramural program, which includes basketball, broomball, dodgeball, flag football, golf, inner tube water polo, kickball, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee and volleyball. IUPUI is also partnered with the National Institute for Fitness and Sport and provides discounted fitness opportunities to all full- and part-time IUPUI students.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need.

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis can easily accommodate approximately 2,400 students. The residence halls include Ball Residence Hall, University Tower, Riverwalk Apartments and Townhomes. The on-campus housing offers Residential Based Learning Communities on designated floors, areas or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area. IUPUI also has a dining hall in the heart of the campus. Dining is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Food & drink-

The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) also provides a dining hall in the heart of campus inside of University Tower. Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Tower Dining offers six different dining options which includes special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options.

Short term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis to have fun like-

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
  • Central Canal
  • Victory Field
  • Monument Circle
  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  • Indiana War Memorial
  • Indiana State Capitol and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Part time jobs

Many students at The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis want a part-time job during the school year to earn money. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience which enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis keeps safety at priority. University’s Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.

Famous courses

The famous courses at The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis are-

  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • General Studies and Humanities
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Cyber-ethics
  • Biology

Campus recruitment


The Office of Student Employment at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search.

Famous companies who recruit directly from The Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis –

  • EY
  • PwC
  • Deloitte
  • Bank of America
  • Grand Thornton LLP
  • Crowe LLP
  • Citigroup
  • Amazon

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Cost of studies


Bachelors: $ 30,540

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Deadlines

Undergraduate: March 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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