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Life at IU Indianapolis

In July 2024, IUPUI will become IU Indianapolis. With more than 330 undergraduate majors and graduate programs, this is Indiana’s premier urban research and academic health sciences campus.

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Push your future further. At IU’s Indianapolis campus, you can get an internship at a Fortune 500 company just steps from campus; help run high-profile events in Indy and beyond; participate in groundbreaking research; or enjoy the best concerts, professional sports teams, and cultural experiences the Circle City has to offer.

It’s your education, your way. Here, learning is more than lecture—and you’re in charge of your experience. With hundreds of ways to get real-world experience, you’ll gain the edge you need to pursue your personal and career goals. Internships, research, study abroad, service, and more: Explore your engaged learning opportunities.

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Supporting your mental health

Life can be stressful, whether it’s relationship issues, food insecurity, or school/life balance. However you’re feeling, IU has mental health resources to help.

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  • All statistics current as of 2023.

Right from day one, I was able to get a job. I was able to get involved with the dance marathon here and get my job as an ambassador. I would say everyone has been so welcoming and so friendly, and I had a lot of opportunities just right from the get-go during Weeks of Welcome. I was able to step out of my comfort zone.

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Housing and dining options

You’ll have a range of campus residence options, including traditional residence halls, townhomes, and apartment-style communities. There are also several additional housing options close to campus. Affordable meal plans offer convenient, accessible on-campus dining from 17 locations.

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Student clubs and organizations for 400+ interests

Make friends, explore new interests and learn skills that will help you succeed by joining one or more student organizations. You can choose among clubs and organizations that align with academics, special interests, political and social awareness, religious affiliations, sports and recreation, and much more. Don’t see your favorite hobby or activity represented? It’s easy to start a new student organization, as well.

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Diversity is at the core of our culture.

We’re dedicated to ensuring that all members of the campus community have the resources and support to be successful. The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and several student organizations work to create and sustain a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable campus climate. The Multicultural Center also has events and programming that celebrate different cultures and perspectives.

Our campus has also won the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine for 12 years in a row.

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The thrill of Jaguar athletics

The Jaguars are downtown Indianapolis’s only Division I college sports program. Our student-athletes compete in 18 NCAA sports in the Horizon League, including basketball, tennis, track and field, and golf. When you’re not cheering on the Jags, you can participate in a variety of intramural sports leagues, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, and more.
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Get involved with Jaguar traditions and events

From Weeks of Welcome at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters to Jagathon (our dance marathon benefiting Riley Hospital for Children), the annual Regatta canoe race and festival, and Jagapaloooza (our year-end campus carnival), you’ll find plenty of Jaguar events to keep you busy throughout the year.

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Make IU Indianapolis your campus

IUPUI is becoming IU Indianapolis in July 2024. Discover more resources, information, and opportunities for exploring and applying to IU Indianapolis.

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