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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


Built for change

At IUPUI, we believe in the power of transformation. We’re the product of a one-of-a-kind partnership between two Big Ten universities — Indiana University and Purdue University — and a devoted connection to the city we call home. We're uniquely built to change our students, our city, and the world for the better.

Home to two of Indiana's top universities

It was this commitment that was behind the merger of the Indianapolis campuses and programs of IUPUI—some of which are more than 100 years old—that won accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 1969, creating IUPUI.

And it’s what binds us together today. We’re now Indiana’s premier urban research university offering more than 550 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs from Indiana University and Purdue University.

Creating a welcoming, inclusive and accessible campus

IUPUI established the Welcoming Campus Initiative in 2016, and is committed to listening to the voices and needs of our students and our community. This initiative aims to make our campus a more welcoming place for everyone. Through a series of task forces, town halls, and focus groups, we’ve begun to identify ways we can change our campus for the better—and we’re dedicated to finding even more.

We ask tough, student-centered questions and then work diligently to improve. Our campus aims for total inclusivity and accessibility, and does so through anti-racism initiatives, listening to underrepresented voices, and fostering global consciousness in our community.

IUPUI mission

IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.

IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.

By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.

IUPUI vision

Our vision: To be a leading urban research institution recognized for the success of its students, its advances in health and life sciences, and its intellectual, economic, and cultural contributions to the well-being of the citizens of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana, and beyond.


IUPUI campus statistics

Campus enrollment

29,390 students enrolled at IUPUI in fall 2020. Of those:

  • 20,441 are undergraduates
  • 8,171 are graduate or professional students
  • 77% of students attended school full-time

Freshmen entering in fall 2020

IUPUI welcomed 3,811 freshmen in 2020.

  • 95% of beginner students are full-time students
  • Average high school GPA: 3.51/4.00
  • 93% of beginners are recent high school graduates

Student body demographics

87% are Indiana residents, 13% are nonresidents

60% are female, 40% are male

29% are minority students

4% are international students

Geographically speaking, students hail from:

92 Indiana counties

49 states

142 countries and territories (including the U.S.)


  • IUPUI researchers were awarded $630 million in funding in 2019–20
  • The campus includes about 100 research centers, including 11 Signature Centers
  • 2,097 research grants were awarded in 2019–20

Community engagement

  • Students spend 1,000,000+ hours each year engaging with community partners through courses
  • 700+ community organizations have engaged with IUPUI through research, service learning, volunteer projects, and experiential learning
  • IUPUI annually hosts four major days of service and 20+ other service events


IUPUI is home to more than 4,000 faculty in 17 degree-granting schools and 2 colleges.

  • Over 95% of full-time faculty have professional or doctoral degrees
  • 46% of faculty are women
  • 5% of faculty are African American
  • 10% are international faculty


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