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Chances of getting into Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
81.1%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into IUPUI and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,820 out of 13,339 applicants were admitted making Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

IUPUI SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1200
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 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
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 requires 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. The school ranks #20 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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
1200 and Above Good >88%
1100 to 1200 Avg + 81%-88%
1000 to 1100 Avg - 71%-81%
900 to 1000 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 900 Low <60%
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IUPUI ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
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 26
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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >89%
22 to 26 Avg + 81%-89%
19 to 22 Avg - 73%-81%
16 to 19 Reach 63%-73%
Less than 16 Low <63%
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IUPUI GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.33
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into IUPUI. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.33 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as IUPUI accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 20% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

86% 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 15%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,223 5,116 13,339
Accepted 6,807 4,013 10,820
Acceptance Rate 83% 78% 81%
Enrolled 2,494 1,609 4,103
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 40% 38%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
93

Applicants have 93 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2021.

Admission 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 Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to IUPUI. Admission competition is and the college has average 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 1200. 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 26. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.