University of Indianapolis

University of Indianapolis Enrollment and Financial Aid Info

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, the University of Indianapolis is a 4-year private school that offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. Read about the pros and cons of the school, plus ranking, tuition and admission information.

Should You Attend the University of Indianapolis?

The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) is a private, not-for-profit college located in Indianapolis, the 14th largest city in the nation. This respected private university offers 82 programs of study at the bachelor's level, 27 at the master's level and 5 at the doctoral level. Weigh the facts below to find out if UIndy is the school for you.


  • Total cost is $2,274 lower than the national average for private, 4-year universities
  • Acceptance rate is 9.2 percentage points higher than the national average
  • Accepts dual credit and advanced placement (AP) credits
  • Offers academic and career counseling services, employment services and placement services


  • Graduation rate is 4 percentage points lower than the national average
  • Student debt following graduation is $5,071 higher than the national average

Ranking & School Analysis

The main campus sits on 65 acres in suburban Indianapolis and is accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools. It also has a branch campus in Athens, Greece, and affiliated campuses in Cyprus, China and Belize. UIndy is a medium-sized school with approximately 5,000 students. U.S. News and World Report ranks the UIndy #38 among on its 2012 list of regional universities in the Midwest.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) indicates that the total cost of attending UIndy was $37,244 during the 2012-2013 school year, including tuition, fees, room, board, books and all expenses. This is lower than the national average for 4-year private schools at that same time, which was $38,519.

Despite the lower average cost, the average debt of students following graduation was $31,731 in 2011 according to U.S. News and World Report, which was slightly higher than the national average of $26,660.

This private school also has an acceptance rate of 73%, which is higher than the national average; however UIndy's 4-year graduation rate is 36%, which is just below the national average of 40%. Students can expect a student to teacher ratio of 15:1, which is on par with the national average.

The United Methodist Church-affiliated university offers degrees in a variety of fields, including art, chemistry, exercise science, criminal justice, physics, global leadership, theatre teaching and youth ministry.

Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Indianapolis

Students interested in applying need to submit an application, transcripts and a $25 application fee. Prospective students should complete a preparatory curriculum for college and 15 to 20 credits from selected areas. Certain programs may require you to fulfill additional requirements. The admissions office takes multiple factors into consideration for admitting full-time students, including high school class rank, grade point average and standardized test scores.

If you need financial aid, you can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once completed, the financial aid office helps prospective students determine their eligibility for various aid programs, discover alternate funding options and complete the necessary financial forms. Loans available include the Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Stafford Loan and Alternative Loan. UIndy also contributes $26 million in merit scholarships and need-based grants.

The University of Indianapolis also offers a Freedom Award, which includes a full-tuition scholarship for veterans that are eligible for the post-9/11 Veterans Educational Benefit and the Yellow Ribbon Program. Other scholarships include the Presidential Scholarship, Distinguished Dean's Scholarship, Alumni Scholarship, Legacy Award, United Methodist Award, Community Service Award and Horizon Grant.

Application & Tuition Info
Regular School Application Deadline (2013-2014) August 20th*
Financial Aid Priority Application Due (2013-2014) March 10th*
Application Fee (2011-2012)$25 for paper, no fee for online applications**
Acceptance Rate (2012-2013)73%***
All Tuition & Living Expenses (2012-2013)$37,244***
Average Financial Aid Package (2011)$14,879 (all undergraduates)****
Average Student Debt at Graduation (2011)$31,731****
Percentage of Undergraduate Students with Full Need Met10%****
Student Loan Default Rate (2009)5.8%***

Life at the University of Indianapolis

You can find plenty of activities on campus and in the surrounding Indianapolis area. The University of Indianapolis is just 10 minutes from the downtown area, and there you can explore historical sites, museums and theaters. Indianapolis is also home to the largest children's museum in the world. For sports enthusiasts, the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 can be viewed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

UIndy offers you the option of joining more than 50 different student clubs. Whether you're looking for academic, religious or common interest organizations, there is sure to be a club for you. This is an NCAA Division II school with 21 competitive sports teams. Midnight Breakfast is a popular tradition on campus during finals week. Each semester faculty and staff members serve sausage, eggs and pancakes to more than 1,000 hungry UIndy students.

This university offers 6 residence halls. The College Board reports that 81% of first year students (and 36% of all undergraduates) live on campus. UIndy has no sororities or fraternities.

Student Life Info
Campus Setting Large city***
Student Population (2011)5,417 (4,205 undergraduates)***
Male-to-Female Student Ratio (2011)32% to 68%***
% of Full-Time Students (2011) 72%***
% of In-State Students (2011)89%***
% of International Students (2011)0%***
Retention Rate (2011)74% for full-time students***
Campus Housing Available Yes***
% of Students Living On Campus 36%****
Number of Libraries1**
Extracurricular Activities More than 50 student organizations**

Sources: *College Board, **University of Indianapolis, ***NCES College Navigator, ****U.S. News and World Report.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227
  • Phone Number: (317) 788-3368 / (800) 232-8634