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Applying to IU Columbus

Find deadlines and resources for applying to IU’s Columbus campus, known for its supportive environment and community involvement. IUPUC will become IU Columbus in July 2024.

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Is IU Columbus the right fit for you?

Personal attention, mentorship, and support are cornerstones of IU’s Columbus campus, which is an extension of the Indianapolis campus.

With small class sizes and a close-knit community, students receive one-on-one guidance from faculty, strong peer support, and easy access to an array of hands-on research opportunities and community partnership programs.

Despite its small footprint, our campus is a unique environment with notable architecture, art, and sculpture features. Nearby (non-university) housing offers the opportunity to live within walking distance of campus, but students who drive from elsewhere find easy parking and a sense of home away from home.

More to consider

  • 87% of our undergraduates are from south-central and southeastern Indiana, and 76% are full-time students.
  • The average class size is 14 students.
  • 70% of our undergraduates complete internships.

All statistics are current as of 2021.

Learn about life at IU’s Columbus campus
undergraduate students
IU degree programs
student-faculty ratio
  • All statistics current as of 2022.

I chose IU Columbus because it’s so close to home. I didn’t want to go away and live in a dorm, and the price for the whole IU degree cost what some colleges charge in a semester.

Olivia Fuel Columbus student

How to apply to IU Columbus

High school students, transfer students, returning students, and visiting students should all apply to IU Columbus with the Apply IU application.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. The Office of Admissions recommends you apply as early as possible.

You’ll hear from IU Columbus directly via email and mail with your admission decision. Please allow 10 business days from the time you submit all your required information and materials.

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Deadlines to watch

To be considered for priority admission* (first-year or transfer), apply by:

  • Fall semester: July 15
  • Spring semester: December 15
  • Summer session I: April 1
  • Summer session II: May 15

*The priority admission deadline is the date to submit your application for the best chance of receiving scholarships and financial aid. If you miss this deadline, you may still be eligible for some scholarships or financial aid.

IU Columbus Admissions resources and support

Find where to learn more about different IU Columbus opportunities and application types.

I love how close-knit the campus is. It’s really easy to get to know people and make friends.

Olivia Wojie Columbus student

IU Columbus Admissions is here to help

Have questions? Reach out to your admissions counselor, or contact:

IU Columbus
Attn: Office of Admissions
4601 Central Ave.
Columbus, IN

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