Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (IUP)

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus can be found in Indiana, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 12,000 students enrolled each year at Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 910 (25th percentile) to 1120 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 16 (25th percentile) to 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into IUP. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the IUP average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 3.18. Roughly 90 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus, and from those that were granted acceptance about 20 percent continued on to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected IUP acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 86%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall IUP Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus was reported as 93.0% in Fall 2020 with over 10,300 applications submitted to IUP. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • IUP ACT Scores: 16 - 23
  • IUP Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 91.5%
  • 2017-2018: 90.8%
  • 2018-2019: 93.0%
  • 2019-2020: 93.0%
  • Projected IUP Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 85.9%

How Does IUP Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for IUP is sixty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Carnegie Mellon University15.4%
Duquesne University74.3%
California University of Pennsylvania97.1%
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania70.7%
Frostburg State University80.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to IUP (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math450 - 550
Total Score910 - 1120
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 23
Math16 - 23
Composite Score16 - 23
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