Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is a public research university located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Belonging to the university systems of both Indiana University and Purdue University, it is the result of a merger in 1969 of the Purdue Indianapolis Extension Center (1946) and Indiana University Indianapolis (1916). Located along the White River and Fall Creek it sits upon a peninsula adjacent to Downtown Indianapolis.
Among more than 200 degree programs, the urban university hosts the primary campuses for both the Indiana University School of Medicine, with more than 2,000 students, and the Indiana University School of Dentistry; the only dental school in the state. Also represented among the graduate schools, the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is one of the only two law schools operated by Indiana University, with the Indiana University Maurer School of Law being the Bloomington equivalent. More than 8,000 students in 2014 were enrolled in professional schools. Total enrollment of 30,690 was reported in 2014, making it the third largest university in the state. Nearly 89% of the student body is composed of native Hoosiers, with 6% coming from abroad and the remaining from out of state.
The IUPUI Jaguars compete in the NCAA’s Division I in The Summit League. Several athletics venues are located on the campus. The Indiana University Natatorium is the largest indoor pool in the United States, with a seating capacity of 4,700. The IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium is also host for the city’s local soccer team, Indy Eleven.
IUPUI is one of seven campuses of Indiana University and includes two Purdue University schools. The campus offers more than 225 degrees provided by 18 different schools.
IUPUI has more students from Indiana than any other campus in the state, the largest number of underrepresented minorities in the Indiana University system and the largest population of graduate and professional students of any university in Indiana. Almost 75 percent of IUPUI classes have 25 or fewer students.
IUPUI has more than 1,405 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. With research expenditures of nearly $272 million in 2014, IUPUI is the second-largest site for research in Indiana.