We like to think of the Purdue School of Science as the center of your college experience. Being in the middle of a lively city means you're within walking (or biking) distance to many destinations.
Go beyond the classroom
Opportunities abound with five hospitals nearby. Even if you're not set on medical school, you'll want to consider an internship or volunteering in patient care, computer science, biomedical research and more.
Find the perfect internship just steps away
Downtown is more than just about having fun; with big names like Eli Lilly and Company, Salesforce, Cummins and OneAmerica, you might just make connections that will lead to your next big opportunity!
Discover an exciting downtown
If you want to know how we got the name "Circle City," look no further than Monument Circle, the heart of Indianapolis. Check out City Market for a bite to eat, enjoy discounted student tickets at Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, or take in a Colts, Pacers, Indians, Indy Eleven or Fever game.
Try something new on Mass Ave
Want to find a quirky throw pillow for your dorm room or relax after seeing your favorite band perform? With fun shops like Silver in the City, the city's best pizza at Bazbeaux and Old National Centre concert venue, Mass Ave is one of the coolest places to hang out downtown. Plus, get a delicious taste of science at Sub Zero Ice Cream, where you can watch your custom-made ice cream freeze with the help of liquid nitrogen!
Stretch your legs at the canal
Even in the middle of downtown, there's no shortage of outdoor recreation options. Take a paddleboat through the canal or check out a concert at White River State Park. The Indianapolis Zoo, State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum are all located along the canal and offer free or discounted entrance to students. In the fall, join us on the canal for the IUPUI Regatta, a festive canoe race that serves as the university's homecoming.