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  • Aerial view of Indianapolis
  • IUPUI campus with trees and Indianapolis, Indiana skyline in background
  •  IUPUI Campus Center in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana

Life in Indianapolis

IUPUI's campus is at the center of it all in Indianapolis, Indiana - the 13th largest city in the United States with a population of 1.8 million.

Known as the "Crossroads of America," Indianapolis is also home to prestigious international companies such as Eli Lilly, Roche Diagnostics, and Dow AgroSciences. Occupying 510 acres, the IUPUI campus borders the Downtown Canal & White River State Park, 2 of Indianapolis' 6 cultural districts

The city is host to the Indianapolis 500, the world's largest children's museum, the Heartland Film Festival, Black Expo, Indy Jazz Fest -- and still small enough to exemplify Midwestern hospitality, with flavorful cultural districts, and a strong sense of community.

  • IUPUI is an urban research and life and health sciences institution near 5 hospitals and the Indiana University schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing
  • Campus is within walking distance of eclectic restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment providing easy access to all the possibilities and excitement of its urban setting
  • IUPUI is located just 2 blocks from the Indiana State Capital, and adjacent to Military Park and the White River State Park (home of the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field, the Indiana State Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum and the Indianapolis Zoo)

Don't live in a bubble. Be a part of something big.

  • Don't live in a bubble. Be a part of something big. School of Science students work with Eskenazki health

    Make a difference at one of many local hospitals

    Newly built Eskenazi Health hospital features elements of art and environmental sustainability to improve traditional science-driven patient care

    Even if you're not set on nursing or medical school, you'll want to check out internship and volunteer opportunities in patient care, computer science, biomedical research and more!

  • Don't live in a bubble. Be a part of something big. School of Science laughing and talking on mass ave Indianapolis

    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 the Old National Centre concert venue, Mass Ave is one of the coolest places to hang out downtown.

  • Don't live in a bubble. Be a part of something big. Science alumni on the Indy Canal during IGNITE

    Stretch your legs at the downtown canal

    Take a paddle boat on the canal or check out a concert at White River State Park

    The Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum are all located along the canal and offer free or discounted entrance to students!