Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI)

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Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis can be found in Indianapolis, IN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis number about thirty four thousand per year, and is one of the biggest schools in the state.

Most of the students getting into Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis had an SAT score between 1320 - 1660, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 19 - 25. We were able to estimate the IUPUI average GPA (2.98 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 70% of all students which applied were accepted at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 45% continued on to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the IUPUI acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 68%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall IUPUI Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis was reported as 69.6% in Fall 2013 with over 12,200 applications submitted to Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. 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

  • IUPUI SAT Scores: 1320 - 1660
  • IUPUI ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • IUPUI Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of IUPUI is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for IUPUI has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.5%
  • 2010-2011: 63.3%
  • 2011-2012: 69.3%
  • 2012-2013: 67.1%
  • 2013-2014: 69.6%
  • Projected IUPUI Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 67.9%

How Does IUPUI Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Indiana University-Bloomington72.2%
Ball State University60.5%
Indiana Wesleyan University95.2%
Purdue University-Main Campus60.4%
Indiana State University83.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to IUPUI (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 550
Math450 - 570
Writing430 - 540
Total Score1320 - 1660
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math18 - 26
Composite Score19 - 25
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