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University of Indianapolis


Leading Midwest University Known for Health Sciences, Education, and Business

The University of Indianapolis, popularly known as UIndy, is a private, comprehensive and diverse institution of higher education located on nearly 70 acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, UIndy is distinguished by highly respected undergraduate programs in teacher education, communication, and the health sciences; nationally ranked graduate programs; and Centers of Excellence focusing on aging studies and education reform. Personal attention, small, interactive classes, and flexible programming are the rule rather than the exception.

Founded in 1902, UIndy has a home campus of more than 5400 students and partnership sites in Asia and Central America. The University of Indianapolis draws a higher percentage of international undergrads than all but two Hoosier universities -- bringing the world to Central Indiana.

UIndy is ranked among the top 25 percent of master's degree-granting institutions in the Midwest by "US News and World Report". In a national survey of college students, UIndy faculty members rank near the top in accessibility and helpfulness. Graduating seniors are more satisfied with their educational experiences than their counterparts at similar universities. The university's mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives.

Many Different Degree Options

UIndy offers 82 undergraduate academic programs, 27 master's degrees, and several doctoral programs -- one of the widest degree offerings among private colleges in Indiana.

The most popular programs in the undergraduate division include physical and occupational therapy, nursing, education, athletic training, psychology, business, communication, art, and music.

College of Health Sciences

UIndy's College of Health Sciences offers nationally ranked programs in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy, the School of Occupational Therapy, the department of kinesiology and athletic training. These programs prepare students in health and sports-related careers.

Krannert School of Physical Therapy is one of only a handful of specialty schools in the nation providing a full range of physical therapy (PT) degrees from the associate to the doctoral level. The School of Occupational Therapy offers a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and post-professional master's and doctoral degrees in OT.

Both the PT and OT programs at UIndy are ranked among the best in the nation by "US News and World Report".

School of Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing offers students an excellent foundation to work in the nursing field. Students have three years of clinical instruction and 8:1 student to faculty ratio for personal attention. Nursing students are among the highest in the state to pass their NCLEX on the first try. Advanced training programs include the Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN track, several Master programs in nursing including Nurse-Midwifery and a doctoral program in nursing practices.

School of Business

The UIndy School of Business offers 12 bachelor's degree programs including accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, global leadership, human resources, information systems, international business, marketing, operations and supply chain management and sports marketing. Students are taught by faculty with over 10 years' experience in the business world. Students also have opportunities for internship opportunities in the Indianapolis area. The school also offers flexible MBA programs.

School of Education

The UIndy School of Education is known for K-12 classroom teaching and school administration programs. Students are taught in small class sizes by experienced faculty. Starting in their freshmen year, students are in different classrooms practicing curriculum in diverse school settings within the Indianapolis area.

The School of Education offers several masters programs in teaching and administration.

All teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Students may earn specialized licenses and certificates in special education, technology, and reading.

School of Psychological Sciences

The Psychology program at UIndy emphasizes the fundamental elements of psychology.

The School of Psychological Sciences also offers a Master's degree in Mental Health and Clinical Psychology, and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology.

College of Arts and Sciences

The UIndy College of Arts and Sciences includes programs in the humanities, fine arts, and sciences. The college is organized into 16 departments, each offering multiple majors and minors. The most popular fields of study are biology, art, communication, and music. The college also features a Pre-Medical Program, a Pre-Law Program, and an Honors College.

Communication Program with Variety

Undergraduates take core classes in electronic media, journalism, and communication studies during the first year. Concentration areas include human communication, corporate communication, electronic media, journalism, public relations, and sports information. Students are immersed in courses that emphasize applied learning in video production, radio broadcasting, writing for print media, and public relations.

Music Department Offers World Class Performance Venue

Music Department students may earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in music, with possible concentrations in jazz studies, music technology & recording, and theory/composition. Students may also earn Bachelor of Music degrees concentrating in music education, or music performance. Minors in music are also available.

The Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center is one of UIndy's signature buildings and features the Ruth Lilly Performance Hall. Its acoustical excellence has attracted national and international performers such as the Juilliard Quartet, trumpeter Randy Brecker, the London Chamber Orchestra, cellist Janos Starker, violinist Aaron Rosand, and pianist Olga Kern.

Setting Standards with Centers of Excellence

The university has developed two centers of excellence to set the standard in their disciplines: the Center for Aging and Community (CAC) and the Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL).

CAC is one of Indiana's leading gerontology centers. It creates interdisciplinary solutions to improve quality of life for seniors. The center also offers a Master of Science in Gerontology and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.

CELL leads educational change to improve the skills and knowledge of high school graduates for better success in post-secondary education and in the 21st century economy.

International Student Support

UIndy currently welcomes students from more than 60 nations. The university provides a full complement of services for international students including specialized admissions processing, scholarships, orientation, visa advising, social and cultural programs, ethnic and religious organizations, and an intercultural association.

Living in Indy

Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is at the crossroads of America and is the 12th largest city in the nation. Cultural and entertainment venues, world-class museums, top-tier professional sports teams and venues, theater performances, major concert tours, parks, clubs, and cafes all add to the vibrancy of Indianapolis.

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Associate, Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, Doctoral, And First Professional
Biological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciencesbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business/Managerial Economics; Entrepreneurship; International Business/Trade/Commerce; Marketing/Marketing Management; Operations Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsspeech Communication And Rhetoriccomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer Scienceeducationart Teacher Education; Business Teacher Education; Education; Elementary Education; English/Language Arts Teacher Education; French Language Teacher Education; Mathematics Teacher Education; Music Teacher Education; Physical Education Teaching And Coaching; Science Teacher Education; Secondary Education; Social Studies Teacher Education; Spanish Language Teacher Education; Speech Teacher Educationengineeringcomputer Engineering; Mechanical Engineeringenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglishforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsfrench; German; Spanishhealth Professions And Related Programsart Therapy; Athletic Training; Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology; Physical Therapy Technology; Pre-Dentistry Studies; Pre-Medical Studies; Pre-Veterinary Studies; Respiratory Care Therapyhistoryhistorylegal Professions And Studiespre-Law Studiesmathematics And Statisticsmathematicsnatural Resources And Conservationenvironmental Studiesparks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studieskinesiology And Exercise Science; Sport And Fitness Administration/Managementphilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophy; Religious Studiesphysical Sciencesgeology/Earth Science; Physicspsychologypsychologypublic Administration And Social Service Professionssocial Worksocial Sciencesanthropology; Archeology; International Relations And Affairs; Political Science And Government; Sociologytheology And Religious Vocationspre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies; Youth Ministryvisual And Performing Artsart; Commercial And Advertising Art; Dramatic/Theater Arts; Fine/Studio Arts; Music; Music Performance


Admission: 5,396 applied; 4,245 admitted; 794 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.42

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application, deferred entrance
Application fee: $25
Required: high school transcript, minimum 2 GPA
Required for some: interview
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (out-of-state freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (out-of-state freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
4,205 Undergraduate Students, 68% Women, 32% Men
Minority Breakdown
13% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 0.6% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Hispanic/Latino, 0.2% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.1% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 5% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
Housing Info
36% Live On Campus

Campus Life

Coed, Women-Only, Campus Housing Is University Owned
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio And Television Station, Choral Group, Fellowship Of Christian Athletes, Intercultural Association, Circle K, Indianapolis Student Government, Residence Hall Association
Most popular organizations
Fellowship Of Christian Athletes, Intercultural Association, Circle K, Indianapolis Student Government, Residence Hall Association
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Student Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Emergency Call Boxes
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Accelerated Degree Program, Adult/Continuing Education Programs, Advanced Placement Credit, Cooperative Education, Distance Learning, Double Majors, English As A Second Language, Freshman Honors College, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Student-Designed Majors, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C)Unusual Degree Programs: 3-2 Business Administration With BS/MBA (Accounting); Engineering With Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis; Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapyschool Calendar: Semesters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division II


Total: 493Full-Time: 44% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 15 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
Comprehensive fee:$33,740 includes full-time tuition ($24,420) and room and board ($9320). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Part-time tuition: $1018 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load
Room and board:college room only: $4440. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility
Payment plan:installment
Waivers:employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,3,281 applied for aid, 2,919 were judged to have need, 352 had their need fully met
In 2013,572 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:64%
Average financial aid package:$17,356
Average need-based loan:$4304
Average need-based gift aid:$7678
Average non-need-based aid:$9684
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$31,810




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