The two universities operated independently until then mayor Richard Lugar called for "a great state university in Indianapolis" in 1968.
As a result, Indiana University and Purdue University merged their many programs and schools to create Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis in 1969.
Because IUPUI offers degrees from both Indiana University and Purdue University, there is almost no limit to what you can learn here.
IUPUI offers the most comprehensive array of degree programs in the state—combining the best of what Purdue University and Indiana University have to offer.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.
You’ll find research opportunities at IUPUI that cover every interest and expand your understanding of what research is—and where it can take you.
The IUPUI research culture is all about helping you find your purpose—whether you’re into health sciences, graphic design, or sustainable architecture. There’s an electric atmosphere here that results when discovery mixes with our compassion.
We’re championing knowledge, taking care of important needs of all kinds, and benefitting humanity—in a city that is full of real-life laboratories—and in all corners of the world.
The Office of Student Employment will help you find part-time work that not only builds your bank account, but is also on or near campus, and gives you relevant and meaningful career experience to add to your resume.
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Our campus residence options were developed for students of all kinds. University Tower, for instance, is a four-star-hotel turned IUPUI oasis dedicated to freshman living. Our Riverwalk Apartments, on the other hand, are for students who want a taste of independence while still staying connected to the Jaguar community. Ball Hall offers a traditional take on college residence halls, while our serene Townhomes are fully furnished with in-unit washers and dryers.
The University Library preserves and manages a wide array of collections to support academic research and individual inquiry. The Philanthropy Collections, including the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library and the Philanthropy Archives, are recognized internationally as leading resources for information relation to the history and practice of philanthropy.
IUPUI has two health centers, both located in the heart of campus.
From the comfort of campus, you can schedule an appointment with our experienced and certified medical providers for:
Experience on-campus urban living at IUPUI. We offer a variety of residential options, including everything from traditional residence halls to townhome and apartment-style communities. You can even choose to live in one of 15 Residence Based Learning Communities, where you live with other students focused on a particular academic area or social cause.
IUPUI has several world-class athletic facilities on campus that are available for event rental. Along with the Department of Physical Education's Intramural Recreational Fields, the Indiana University Natatorium and the Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium allow IUPUI to provide an unequaled balance of Olympic caliber athletic facilities and services. Each facility has highly technical equipment and features to provide athletes with the optimum athletic competition sites in the nation and help to make Indianapolis the "Amateur Sports Capital of the World".
Students who actively participate in student organizations at IUPUI aren’t doing it for the extra bullet point on their resume (—though it sure does look nice there).
They’re involved because they’re passionate about the work they get to do through the organization.They’re excited about the relationships they’re building—professional and personal.
And they’re excited about where their experiences will take them.