Indianapolis & IUPUI Advantage

Why Indianapolis?

Indianapolis is the capital city and economic and government center of Indiana. What does that mean for you? You will have the opportunity to study with policy makers, community activitists, and groundbreaking researchers, all on one campus. 

  • IUPUI is Indiana’s premier health and life sciences campus. Here, you’ll be exposed to exceptional faculty and innovative research.
  • The Indiana State House is just a few short blocks from the Fairbanks School of Public Health, giving our students the opportunity to not just see how public health laws are made, but to also be part of the process. Our students regularly testify in front of Indiana legislators.
  • Indianapolis is home to the largest health systems in Indiana, the Indiana State Department of Health, the Marion County Health Department, countless nonprofit organizations and top health-related companies, such as Eli Lilly and Anthem. Our students have unprecedented opportunities to gain experience through internships, capstone projects, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Our public health alumni network is the largest in the state. Our students are able to begin building their professional network from the moment they enroll in our school.
  • IUPUI is a launching pad for study abroad. The campus has partnerships with more than 60 universities. Just in the Fairbanks School of Public Health alone, we offer study abroad opportunities in Europe, Latin and South America, Africa, and Asia.

Top 20

Best Undergraduate Teaching as Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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Top 200

National Universities as Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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Four Time

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award Winner By Insight Into Diversity

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Campus Details

Campus enrollment

29,804 students enrolled at IUPUI in fall 2016. Of those:

  • 21,748 were undergraduates
  • 8,056 were graduate or professional students
  • 80% of undergraduate students attended school full time

Freshman class of 2016

IUPUI welcomed 4,003 freshman students in 2016.

  • Average SAT score: 1039
  • Average high school GPA: 3.45/4.0
  • Average age: 18

Student body demographics

  • 88% are in state, 12% are out of state
  • 56% are female, 44% are male
  • 24% are students of color
  • 7% are international students


  • IUPUI researchers attracted just over $428.9 million in grants and awards for research funding in 2015–2016
  • The campus includes about 100 research centers, including 11 Signature Centers
  • 2,021 research grants were awarded in 2015–2016

Community engagement

  • 9,737 students enrolled in community-based courses
  • 390 faculty teaching community-based courses
  • 1,224 community based courses
  • 1,106,713 hours students engaged with the community through courses
  • 875 community partners involved with course-based engagement


  • IUPUI is home to more than 2,800 faculty in 18 schools and 2 colleges
  • Over 95% of full-time faculty have professional or doctoral degrees
  • 43% of faculty are women
  • 5% of faculty are African American
  • 3% of faculty are Hispanic
  • 26% of faculty are people of color