About Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Welcome to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, one of the top 15 “up and coming” American universities that U.S. News and World Report says people should be watching; home of nationally-ranked programs in nursing, public and environmental affairs, law, and health; and a campus renowned for service learning and civic engagement.
IUPUI is Indiana's premier urban university, with 20 schools and academic units which grant degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University. Its location within blocks of downtown Indianapolis facilitates advancement of research and teaching, and presents unique opportunities for internships, partnerships, community engagement, and more.
IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students representing all 50 states and 122 countries. Join us, and see how IUPUI is where IMPACT is made.
Established on a "fast track" over a six month period in 1968, IUPUI was created out of the vision of then Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar, IU President Joseph L. Sutton, Purdue President Frederick L. Hovde, IUPUI's first Chancellor, Maynard K. Hine, and other visionary leaders in the community.
In 1969, IUPUI was formed as a partnership between Indiana University and Purdue University, an effort to bring together all of the Indiana University and Purdue University schools existing in Indianapolis.
By 2005, all IUPUI schools had moved to what is now the IUPUI campus, just two blocks west of the Indiana State Capitol.
Over the next 40 years, IUPUI has truly come into its own, becoming what Richard Lugar called for, "a great state university in Indianapolis."