Why IUPUI Science?

IUPUI is one of the top 200 colleges and universities in the country, according to the latest national rankings announced by U.S. News and World Report in its 2015 Best Colleges edition. IUPUI also was No. 7 on the 2015 Up-and-Comers ranking, the fifth time the campus has achieved the distinction of inclusion on that list.

At the School of Science at IUPUI, students are exposed to opportunities that no other school in the state of Indiana can offer.

Committed to having real impact in their work and community, our graduates emerge from the School of Science as well-rounded scientists whose experiences have prepared them to solve the problems of the future.


The School of Science at IUPUI provides a family-like atmosphere where students at all levels can explore, discover and learn. While the School of Science is highly accomplished in research and education, the learning environment remains small and intimate - providing 1:1 access to professors for extra learning and research opportunities.

In addition to resources and academic support for Science majors, IU and IUPUI have a vast network of resources to help and support students, including free mentoring and tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, free counseling, over 120 student organizations, and the Honors College.


As early as freshman year, students in the School of Science can engage in research with faculty mentors in the school and across campus. Undergraduate researchers receive financial support, gain access to advanced lab equipment, and enjoy the opportunity to work one-on-one with renowned faculty. Many students present their research at national meetings, and their findings are occasionally published in scientific journals.


Interactive learning and student engagement provide a unique environment where students become leaders by teaching others through programs such as Peer-led Team Learning and the Math Assistance Center. 

IUPUI faculty have been national leaders in developing new methods of teaching STEM subjects in ways that engage and excite students, while holding them to high standards and stressing critical and analytical thinking.

Learn more about how the School of Science @ IUPUI is a leader in STEM education.


The co-location of the School of Science at IUPUI on an urban campus with five hospitals, a School of Engineering, and professional schools including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Law and Health and Rehabilitation Science means that, compared to many public institutions, IUPUI can offer an abundance of research and internship opportunities for both undergraduate and high school students, a rare luxury in academia. 

We have students doing research in the medical and dental schools – as early as their freshman year. This optimally positions our graduates for the work place, for professional school, and for graduate school.


Students at IUPUI have the incredible opportunity to earn either a Purdue University degree or an Indiana University degree at one location (degrees vary according to major). The School of Science offers hundreds of classes and innovative certificate and degree programs in 25 disciplines.

View a complete listing of undergraduate degrees in the School of Science.

IUPUI School of Science incoming student stats

  • 41% graduated from Top 10% of HS class
  • 50% had SAT score > 1200
  • 90% of undergraduate Science majors are Indiana residents
  • 98% are 19 years old or younger
  • 78% are full-time students
  • 56% are female
  • 35% are minority and international students
  • 86% first year retention rate