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 two 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 1000 - 1200, 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 80% of all students which applied were accepted at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 35% continued on to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the IUPUI acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 74%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall IUPUI Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis was reported as 80.7% in Fall 2020 with over 15,100 college 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 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for IUPUI has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.0%
  • 2017-2018: 79.7%
  • 2018-2019: 81.1%
  • 2019-2020: 80.7%
  • Projected IUPUI Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 74.2%

How Does IUPUI Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Indiana University-Bloomington77.9%
Ball State University76.7%
Purdue University-Main Campus59.8%
Indiana State University89.6%
Miami University-Oxford80.4%

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 2020)


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 600
Math500 - 600
Total Score1000 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 25
Math18 - 26
Composite Score19 - 25
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