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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA

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About This Campus

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is located in Indiana, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of actor Jimmy Stewart. Indiana is just over an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh with its wealth of sports and cultural events. Indiana boasts a vibrant downtown as well as outlying shopping areas, easily accessible by foot or public transportation. IUP is the second-largest state-owned university in the Pennsylvania State System, with almost 10,000 students. The campus features over 374 acres plus a 280-acre recreational complex, including a ski lodge, cross-country trails, and toboggan trails. Our apartment-style residence halls, accommodating more than 3500 students, are state-of-the-art. More than 200 recognized student organizations complement the academic programs and co-curricular activities.

Location Information

Indiana, PA is located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, halfway between Pittsburgh and Johnstown.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Indiana
Population | 15,000
Enrollment | 10,355
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/24-12/11
Spring | 01/19-05/07

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 1%
Black | 11%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 4%
Two or more | 3%
White | 72%
Other | 7%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Allied Health, Food & Nutrition, Safety Science, Speech-Language Pathology

Notable Academic Programs

  • Safety Science - The Department of Safety Sciences was established in 1971 in what is now the College of Health and Human Services to conduct professional programs in safety management. The program evolved into safety sciences in the 1980s, and a master’s degree program was added. Today, the department offers a bachelor of science degree in safety, health, and environmental (SHE) applied sciences and master of science and doctoral degrees in safety sciences. We’ve educated more than 3,000 safety and health professionals, with employment placement rates ranging from 60 to 90 percent. Our graduates have excelled in their careers and are employed in a variety of industries, such as chemicals, construction, steel, consulting, insurance, and manufacturing.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Computer Network Security
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Family Studies
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Government
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music History
  • Operations Management
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Sports and Leisure Studies
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting


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 500.00 paper, 500.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on either

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 09/08/20

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $5391.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • 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 Host Payment students.
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
  • Host Payment: 18 ($319.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($319.00 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003277

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
Housing Deposit $80.00 Year Plan A Mandatory
Activity Fee $239.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee $300 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee $239.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee $200.00 Year Plan A Optional
Transportation Fee $18.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Registration Fee $32.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Instructional Fee $410.40 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Other Fee $18.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Other Fee $255.00 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: Figures are for Fall 2020. IUP has switched to a Per-Credit Tuition. Please see www.iup.edu/bursar/faq/per-credit-tuition-model/ for information. As usual, in-state tuition rates will apply.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 09/08/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 30% living on campus
  • Suite: $4490.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $2000.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1-2 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
See www.iup.edu/housing for details. Housing and dining costs listed are for Fall 2020.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Figures shown include Flex money - Flex is the additional money added to your meal plan to enhance your dining experience. Flex works like a prepaid credit card and is deducted off your I-Card when you swipe. Other meal plans are available. Dining costs listed are for Fall 2020.


Figures per Semester are current as of 09/08/20

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


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