Is IUPUI the right fit for you?
IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University—Indianapolis) offers an Indiana University experience in a vibrant city setting with a strong focus on research, giving students like you opportunities to go beyond the classroom and gain real-world, hands-on experience.
IUPUI is known for its programs in health sciences, engineering and technology, and business, and it’s the only school in downtown Indy with a Division I college sports program.
More to consider
- Students admitted to IUPUI have an average high school GPA of 3.47 (out of 4.0).
- 92% of undergraduates are Indiana residents, and 26% are first-generation college students.
- IUPUI students spend 1,000,000+ hours each year working hands-on with Indianapolis community partners through courses.
All statistics are current as of 2019.
- All statistics current as of 2020.
IUPUI met everything I was looking for in a school. I was able to use my 21st Century here. I was able to live on campus and near my classes. I was able to get that diversity I was looking for. I was able to get the Kelley education I was looking for. And it gave me the opportunities I was searching for too.
Thomas Ledbetter IUPUI student
How to apply to IUPUI
High school students and transfer students can apply to IUPUI online in one of two ways:
- The Apply IU application
- The Common App
While both of these application types are accepted, you should only submit one application. The materials needed and the review process are the same for both applications.
We strongly recommend you apply online, but you may also request a PDF of the application form to submit by emailing email@example.com.
The priority deadline for fall first-year applications is May 1.
Get a jump start on your essay
All IUPUI applicants (except transfer applicants) are required to write a 200- to 400-word essay and upload a file directly to the online application. Here’s the essay prompt to get started:
Describe your academic and career plans and any special interests (e.g., undergraduate research, academic interests, leadership opportunities, etc.) that you are eager to pursue as an undergraduate at Indiana University. If you encountered any unusual circumstances, challenges, or obstacles in completing your education, share those experiences and how you overcame them.
If you’ve already applied
You’ll hear directly from IUPUI about whether or not you’ve been accepted.
The timeline for admission decisions is typically 4–6 weeks after you submit all your application materials.
Create your IU computing account
About two weeks after submitting your application, you should receive an email from IU with your university ID number and instructions for setting up your IU computing account.
With an IU computing account, you can:
Other deadlines to watch
For first-year and transfer student applications
- Priority deadline: May 1
- Priority transfer deadline: June 1
- Priority deadline: December 1
Summer session I
- Priority deadline: March 15
Summer session II
- Priority deadline: May 1
IUPUI Admissions resources and support
Find where to learn more about different IUPUI opportunities and application types.
IUPUI admissions counselors
Find your counselor
Military and Veteran applicants
Visit the Office for Veterans and Military Personnel
IUPUI cost and finances
Learn about paying for college
Visit the Center for Transfer and Adult Students
See how your credits will transfer to IUPUI
Learn about scholarships at IUPUI
Returning adult applicants
Visit the Degree Completion Office
IUPUI Honors College
Learn how to apply
Visit the IUPUI Graduate Office
Visit the Office for International Affairs
At IUPUI, the world is your oyster. There are so many different paths that you can take, and it makes me really happy that I have all those options open to me.
IUPUI Admissions is here to help
Have questions? Reach out to your admissions counselor, or contact:
IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Cavanaugh Hall 147
425 University Blvd.
Electronic college transcripts
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Credit Transfer Service
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Life at IUPUI
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