Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, USA

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Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
3.53 Average Rating

Arnesha from Jeffersonville, IN

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
iupui is has a great educational atmosphere that goes out of its way to teach its students valuable life experience. iupui is a university that teaches its students to try to make impact on its community by doing various volunteer activities. the university is pretty unique because it is part of downtown indianapolis
Tips for prospective students
i would tell a prospective student to live on campus, so they can get the college experience. i would also tells them to get involved, for it will make ones college experience richer. the last thing i would say is to stay focused on their school work.
Academic Rigor
classes are pretty hard and a student will have to earn their grade. also, iupui has different help centers that are free to its students and can be used throughout the year.professors are pretty knowing of what they teach
Dorm Life
iupui had an multitude of housing events that are fun and are great bonding experiences. the ra's here are amazing and are their for their residents. majority of iupui's housing has a/c and is on campus.
Food and Dining
iupui has it's own outtakes system of sandwiches, salads and healthy choices. one can go to campus center and eat from a couple of restaurants, including chic-fil-a. even though iupui doesn't have a ton of dining options on campus, it is located downtown where there are a multitude of restaurants that take jagtags.
What to do for fun
one can attend many of the housing or campus events, go and see a free movie, or just hang out with friends. me and my friends like to go walking on the canal or go shopping at circle center, a multi-level mall. one can also go to one of several museums that are located downtown
Bang for the buck
with iupui, you get the best of both worlds from indiana university and purdue university. depending on studies, you get an actual degree from either university. also, iupui students can use either schools resources.
Campus Safety
campus houses its own police fleet. if any of the students feel like they are in danger, they can press the emergency kiosks that are located throughout campus. iupui also has its own phone number that a student can call if they do not feel safe that will send a police officer to you at night or during the day.
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Whitney from Lafayette, IN

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There are so many different classes you can take here!! I have so many different options for classes that I have to take for general education classes and my major requirement classes! The teachers really care about you! There also mentors that can help you in your classes and have review sessions every week in certain classes!
Am enjoying being here
There is so much to do on campus and here in the city! I love just driving around seeing the different buildings and houses. The advising here is amazing-if you have any questions about classes you can ask your teachers, adviser, or the peer advisers.
Bang for the buck
Classes are interesting and worthwhile paying the money for them. I have learned a lot already in my first semester here!
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you apply early for housing if you plan on living on campus! Also check out other websites for textbooks, they will be cheaper than the book store. I would not recommend buying the meal plan, just put money on your student id.
Great for these types of students
All kinds of students!
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LTS from Indianapolis, IN

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
This is why you go to college, right? The professors, material, class size, learning environment, and other students come together perfectly... and the result is five star-worthy learning.
Am enjoying being here
As a business and art student, Indianapolis is the perfect location - living in a city with both a strong business environment and a strong art culture is definitely beneficial. Socially, there is always something fun going on downtown - music, art, theater, athletics, museums, etc.
The students and staff who are part of the Honors College are fantastic, and being a part of this smaller community makes a 30,000-student campus more personal and less overwhelming.
Bang for the buck
Make sure to research scholarship opportunities through IUPUI - there are many available.

Prestigious scholarships through the IUPUI Honors College:
Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program
Herbert Presidential Scholars Program
Plater Distinguished Scholars Program
Tips for prospective students
Take advantage of your campus visits and advisor meetings - get all of your questions answered.
Great for these types of students
Business students, art students, medical/life sciences students, students who want to pursue a non-traditional combination of majors/minors, students who want a personal Honors College experience at a large university.
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Deonna from Fishers, IN

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
IUPUI puts focus not only on information but being able to apply that information, through research and internships.
Am enjoying being here
The urban campus adds a lot of opportunities to get involved and meet a diverse group of people.
Bang for the buck
When you graduate from IUPUI you graduated with either a degree from Indiana University or a degree from Purdue University for almost half the price of Indiana University and Purdue University. IUPUI also offers numerous scholarships, including ones for having good grades in high school.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early and don't slack off your senior year, they look at grades and how much students were involved in high school.
Great for these types of students
IUPUI is best for students who desire a top-notch education without the price. As well as students interested in being involved in research and career opportunities before graduating.
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Ian from Gary, IN

a current student here
28 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am learning so much from being at IUPUI. Learning new things from my major as well as new ways do do things from subjects I have already taken in high school. Aside from the classroom learning, I have learned so much about others background since IUPUI, is a well diverse campus.
Am enjoying being here
I love being down at IUPUI. The city around it is amazing and nothing is too far. You have an opportunity to make many friends and just learn new things because again IUPUI is one of the most diverse campus in the U.S. to my knowledge.
Bang for the buck
IUPUI is worth every penny. It is always something going on on campus, IUPUI have brought many well-known speakers to the campus, and it is and has been just an enriching experience
Tips for prospective students
For many students reading this, I would advise you to finish as strongly as you can in your last year of high school. Your most important years are the freshman and senior year (at least in my opinion), especially senior year. You also want to be really active in the school as well as the community because IUPUI has several scholarships for just community service. You really want to put your best foot forward when you get into IUPUI or any other college.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students who are looking to learn more about other backgrounds and cultures. It is especially great for students who are looking for many friends to make and countless things to do. And it is especially great for students looking into a field of technology or nursing.
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Laquanda from Indianapolis, IN

a current student here
21 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
IUPUI is a really good school that offers a large variety of courses. I've learned alot so far and the Professors are really considerate, helpful, and professional. If you are a student that takes your education and future seriously, this would be a good choice.
Am enjoying being here
It is not a Party School and the campus is not extremely large. However it has a good learning environment that makes it really easy to stay focused.
Bang for the buck
IUPUI is not the cheapest university and it is for from the most expensive. I would say one year's tution without room and board would be around $6,000.
Tips for prospective students
Do well from beginning to end! Do not wait til the end of the semester to try and bring your grades up. If you give your all from the start, you will not have to stress and struggle at the end.
Great for these types of students
IUPUI especially has a really good programs for those majoring in Health care fields. there are about 3 different hospitals located less than 3 blocks from the campus, not to mention IU has it's own hospital.
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Lauren from Indianapolis, IN

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
IUPUI is an incredible institution to start a new chapter of your life and education. I've always been told that you usually learn something new everyday, but at IUPUI I learn gobs of new information everyday! With over 250 degrees from 21 schools and 10,000 classes to choose, from both Purdue and Indiana University, how could you not learn a lot? The learning opportunities seem endless!
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy attending IUPUI! Indianapolis offers so many opportunities for everyone. There is something about the campus that makes me feel at home. The diversity of students and professors is a total culture shock, especially if you come from a small town like me! But it is so fun to meet new people from different ethnic cultures with varied goals in life. At IUPUI there are many ways to meet new people. For example, you could join one or more of the 120 student organizations!
Bang for the buck
IUPUI is perfect if you aren't wanting to be buried in loans for the rest of your life. I'm getting my degree from the IU School of Physical Education & Tourism Management. If I would have gone to IU Bloomington I would have had to come up with at least $13,000 more than the cost of attending IUPUI. I was also able to cut down my tuition cost through IUPUI scholarships. IUPUI administers over $8 million in institutional financial aid and scholarships every year! Included in IUPUI's tuition is the use of academic support like the Math Assistance Center, Bepko Learning Center, Speaker's Lab, Writing Center, and many more.
Tips for prospective students
Check out the admission requirements, future students link on the IUPUI website, quick facts, and information about Indy and the community to help you make your decision in choosing the right college.
Great for these types of students
IUPUI is one of the top commuter schools in Indiana. You can still live at home, have a job, and attend school with ease. IUPUI also offers a lot of night classes and online classes. I have taken both types of classes and was extremely pleased with the classes compared to my other morning classes.
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Sara from Shawano, WI

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
the teachers here are great. 71% of the classes have 30 or less students which help us have a more personal relationship with the teachers who prefer that because they want us to succeed. they give you their office hours and encourage you to come and speak with them if you need any help or have any problems. also there are so many resources if we do need help. they have many tutors and mentors, a math assistance center, a speech assistance center where you can actually give your speech and they will critique it or they will review what you have written and give you ideas. also, there is two writing centers where they help you through the entire process from start to finish of writing your paper, one of them is specific to research papers.
Am enjoying being here
The IUPUI campus is such a great environment. It is clean and well kept. There are so many friendly people here and you cant walk through a door, if someone else is around, without them holding it open for you.
Bang for the buck
even though i'm out of state and have to pay a lot, i really like it and do not regret my decision, otherwise i wouldn't be spending all this money to be here. also, i enjoy it so much that i am going to stay here for graduate school.
Tips for prospective students
students should get to know their professor! they are always great resources and you never know when you need them for a recommendation letter or to help you get an internship/job.
students should get involved in organizations and community service! it is a great way to make new friends and earn experience.
students should work hard, stay on top of homework, and read their books! you are starting out with a clean slate and you will want to try to hold that gpa as high as you can for as long as you can.
students should use the academic resources (mentors and tutors) on campus if they are struggling because they do help!
Great for these types of students
students that are eager to learn and learn better with real world experiences. we have a lot of outside experience allowing us to apply what we have learned in the classroom out in the community.
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Chanlar from Indianapolis, IN

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
IUPUI is a great place to learn. There are many different paths you can take no matter what your major is.
Am enjoying being here
There is always something happening on campus. They have something to entertain any personality.
Bang for the buck
Great education for an affordable expense. The knowledge you acquire at IUPUI will stick with you indefinitely.
Tips for prospective students
College is a completely new experience from high school. Step onto campus willing to learn and put your best foot forward. Make studying top priority, you will have time for fun afterwards. I would recommend living on campus, live the college life, meet new people, and make new friends!
Great for these types of students
IUPUI is great for any type of student. The class sizes are relatively small.. There is a lot of diversity; including ethnic, age, religion, etc.. Lots of housing choices on campus.. An overall great place for anyone to learn!
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sarah from south bend, in

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
i love iupui. i love how much the professors care about the students. i love how it feels like a home to me. and i love how much the school has to offer. i've gotten so many opportunities from iupui that i wouldn't have gotten anywhere else.
Tips for prospective students
make the most of your time at iupui. when i first started at iupui, it was way more of a communter campus, but it is starting to slowly turn away from that. live in the dorms and join clubs. putting yourself into an organization will make iupui feel a lot smaller and make you feel at home.
Academic Rigor
professors really challenge you at iupui because they want to give you the best education you can get. you get a lot out of your classes here.
Dorm Life
i met most of my friends from ball hall freshman year. since my freshman year, they've converted university hotel into the tower, and have built new dorms. iupui is really growing and the new dorms seem to be really nice.
Food and Dining
the food in the campus center is awesome, however, i wish it was open later. the tower food is alright, i haven't really tried much of it though. there are a lot of food options that are very close to campus.
What to do for fun
being right by downtown indianapolis, there is always something going on. there are a lot of concerts and sporting events (hockey, baseball, basketball, football, soccer). the canal walk is a great place to go on a run or walk. the indianapolis zoo is very close and is a great time.
Bang for the buck
i've been given so many opportunities with hands on learning, internships, and leadership training that i would have never gotten anywhere else.
Greek Life
as a part of greek life at iupui, i have learned to love this school so much more. its make it feel like home to me. i never go a day on campus without seeing someone i've met through greek life. its like having a second family away from home.
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