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Founded in 1875 as Indiana Normal School and granted university status in 1965, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has evolved to meet the changing needs of those it serves. A diverse, vibrant, research-based, and student-centered community comprising distinguished faculty and more than 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world, IUP continues to achieve and succeed beyond the world’s expectations. IUP is the fifth-largest university in the state with more than 131,000 alumni. It offers some 136 undergraduate degree programs, a nationally recognized honors college, 57 master’s programs and 11 doctoral courses of study. IUP has a supportive learning environment that prepares students for meaningful careers and productive lives of leadership, civic engagement and distinction.

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IUP is consistently ranked among the best institutions in the nation by a wide variety of sources, including The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges publications; Donald Asher’s Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different; Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine; Consumer Digest; Money magazine; and U.S. News and World Report. IUP combines the opportunities of a doctoral university with a personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college. IUP students enjoy traditional and nontraditional classroom experiences, engaging in research and service activities with faculty mentors, preparing for rewarding careers and productive lives and developing leadership skills for effective citizenship.IUP also makes significant contributions to the economic and cultural strength of the region, the Commonwealth, and the nation through education, scholarship, and service, both as an institution and through collaboration within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, with other educational institutions, and with business, government, human services, and professional organizations.