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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN


About This Campus

IUPUI is Indiana's premier urban university, with 21 schools and academic units which grant degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University. Its location within blocks of downtown Indianapolis facilitates advancement of research and teaching, and presents unique opportunities for internships, partnerships, community engagement, and more. IUPUI is the home of nationally-ranked programs in areas such as public and environmental affairs, law, and health, and offers programs of special interest in fields such as tourism, health information administration and media arts and science. Furthermore, IUPUI is one of a few universities in the U.S. that offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics and the first in the world to offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philanthropic Studies. The university is also renowned for service learning and civic engagement. IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students representing all 50 states and 122 countries.

Location Information

Indianapolis is the country's 13th largest city, large enough to host major events such as the Indianapolis 500 and the 2012 Super Bowl.

Helpful Information

Canadian students who are not native English speakers must submit TOEFL scores as a condition of admission to IUPUI. Students are strongly encouraged to take the test prior to the March conference to avoid delays in registration. Please see the "Conditions" tab for more information.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Indianapolis
Population | 876,000
Enrollment | 29,390
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/19
Spring | 01/10-05/8

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 4%
Black | 9%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Two or more | 0%
White | 75%
Other | 9%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Clinical lab science, cytotechnology, dental assisting, dental hygiene, histotechnology, medical imaging technology, nuclear medicine technology, nursing, paramedic science, radiation therapy, respiratory therapy, and radiography.

Students may be asked to submit unofficial transcripts in order to take classes in business, art, psychology, math, biology, chemistry, or physics.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Criminal Justice
  • Business
  • Media Arts

Unique Academic Programs

  • Informatics
  • Health Information Administration
  • Philanthropy - The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the world's first school dedicated solely to the study and teaching of philanthropy.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Communication
  • Computer Graphics
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Finance/Banking
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • International Studies
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Museum Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Sculpture
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Tourism Management


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, N/A computer or 60.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/16/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/16/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 1% living on campus
  • Double: $5076 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
NSE students can only live in the Riverwalk Campus Apartments and Townhomes or in North Hall. The other housing options are only available to freshmen. You can review the housing options at http://housing.iupui.edu. March 15th is the priority deadline for housing, and students who apply after this date may be placed on a waitlist.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans are only required for residents living in North Hall. Meal plans are optional for students living in the Riverwalk Campus Apartments and Townhomes, as each suite includes a kitchen. There are multiple meal plans available, and some are less than the $2,100 price listed above. Please go to https://www.mealplans.iupui.edu/plans for more information.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/16/21

Important Notes about Health Insurance
International students must submit proof of adequate insurance or purchase a plan through IUPUI. Health insurance is strongly recommended for domestic students.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis
  • Immunization: Covid-19

Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
Please visit https://www.iu.edu/covid/prevention/covid-19-vaccine.html for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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