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Chances of getting into Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
79%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into IUPUI and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at IUPUI is 79%.  It ranks #27 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 12,739 out of 16,220 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent (SAT 1000/1190 ACT 19/25). Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.51. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The IUPUI application fee is $65 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 88% of students submitted SAT scores and 40% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

IUPUI SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1000-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT 
88%
SAT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis?

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. IUPUI ranks #16 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >88%
1095 to 1190 Avg + 79%-88%
1000 to 1095 Avg - 66%-79%
905 to 1000 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 905 Low <51%
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IUPUI ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
40%
ACT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into IUPUI?

Admission data indicates that IUPUI regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >88%
22 to 25 Avg + 79%-88%
19 to 22 Avg - 66%-79%
16 to 19 Reach 51%-66%
Less than 16 Low <51%
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IUPUI GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.51
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into IUPUI. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.51 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as IUPUI accepts 79% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 16.78% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.18% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.19% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 18.73% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.84% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.38% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.66% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.25% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

84.7% of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17.2%
Top 25% of class 45.3%
Top 50% of class 85%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,916 6,304 16,220
Accepted 7,967 4,772 12,739
Acceptance Rate 80% 76% 79%
Enrolled 2,370 1,441 3,811
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 30% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
158

Applicants have 158 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151111 IPEDS survey data for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

FAQs

Does Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis prefer SAT or ACT?

88% of students submit their SAT scores to IUPUI. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to IUPUI. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1190. 88% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.