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.

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Seven Time

Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award Winner By Insight Into Diversity

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Campus Details

Campus enrollment

27,127 students enrolled at IUPUI in fall 2020. Of those:

  • 18,796 were undergraduates
  • 8,331 were graduate or professional students
  • 85% of undergraduate students attend school full time

Freshman class of 2020

IUPUI welcomed 4,312 freshman students in 2020.

  • 70% of freshmen had an average high school GPA above 3.0
  • 14% of freshman students were 21st Century Scholars
  • 88% of freshman students attend full-time 

Student body demographics

  • 92% are in state, 8% are out of state
  • 58% are female, 42% are male
  • 24% are students of color
  • 5% are international students


  • IUPUI researchers were awarded $435.9 million in external funding in 2017–18
  • The campus includes about 100 research centers, including 11 Signature Centers
  • 1,999 research grants were awarded in 2017–18

Community engagement

  • Students spend 1,000,000+ hours each year engaging with community partners through courses
  • 700+ community organizations have engaged with IUPUI through research, service learning, volunteer projects, and experiential learning
  • IUPUI annually hosts four major days of service and 20+ other service events


  • IUPUI is home to more than 2,800 faculty in 17 schools and 2 colleges
  • Over 95% of full-time faculty have professional or doctoral degrees
  • 43% of faculty are women
  • 4% of faculty are African American
  • 3% of faculty are Hispanic
  • 34% of faculty are people of color