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University of Indianapolis: Narrative Description


1400 East Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227-3697
Tel: (317)788-3368
Free: 800-232-8634
Admissions: (317)788-3216
Fax: (317)788-3300
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1902. Setting: 60-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $53 million. Research spending 2003-04: $105,968. Educational spending 2003-04: $7313 per student. Total enrollment: 4,188. Faculty: 358 (160 full-time, 198 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,828 applied, 74% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 84% from top half. 19 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,210 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 935 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 55 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 27% 25 or older, 31% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 7 members of the Consortium for Urban Education, 10 members of the May Term Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $23,350 includes full-time tuition ($17,200) and college room and board ($6150). Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Intercultural Association, Circle K, Indianapolis Student Government, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Late Nights, Winter Formal Dance, Cyclerama. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, emergency call boxes. 1,152 college housing spaces available; 1,029 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Krannert Memorial Library with 173,363 books, 15,551 microform titles, 1,015 serials, 5,324 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 218 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The university is located in the southern, residential suburb of Indianapolis known as University Heights. Indianapolis is the nation's third largest capital city and is known as the "Amateur Sports Capital of the World." The metropolitan area has a population of more than one million. Recreational, cultural, and social opportunities abound. Bus, train, and airline services are within minutes of the campus. There are also numerous shops, restaurants, hotels, and a major shopping mall nearby.

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