Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Founded in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a vibrant, comprehensive, research-based, teaching-focused, student-centered learning community. IUP combines the academic opportunities of a large university with the highly personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college.
Not only does IUP offer an abundance of undergraduate and master’s programs, but it is the only university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to offer Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Degrees are offered from the broader, more traditional (philosophy, anthropology) to the career specific (safety sciences, respiratory therapy). IUP students enjoy a 16:1 student/faculty ratio. Nearly all classes are taught by faculty members, as opposed to graduate assistants.
The University Libraries consists of the Stapleton/Stabley building, the Orendorff Music Library, the Punxsutawney Regional Library, and the Northpointe Regional Library. The Stapleton/Stabley building, which serves as the central university library, houses the main book and periodical collections, technical and public services, special collections and archives, as well as media resources and services. All libraries and all services are an integral part of IUP Libraries, a system whose resources are linked by means of an automated union catalog.
Students benefit from the leadership, professional, service, and social opportunities offered by more than 250 exciting student organizations, including 32 fraternities and sororities. IUP has been ranked sixth in student clubs and activities among colleges in the mid-Atlantic region by College Insider.
Located in the heart of Indiana, Pennsylvania, IUP’s main campus has grown from 12 acres and one building in 1875, to 354 acres and 65 major buildings. The IUP Student Cooperative Association not only owns and operates the Hadley complex adjacent to the main campus but also owns and maintains a 280-acre outdoor recreational park a short distance away.
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