College Corner: Rachel Harris chooses IUP


Kerry Naylor

Rachel Harris likes IUP for its size and nursing program.

Kara Browder, Staff Writer

Rachel Harris is going to go to IUP.

This was her first choice for a college, and she likes it because “it’s big, but it’s not too big.”

An aspiring nurse, Rachel had chosen this college because, “My cousin works at Mount Nittany and he noticed there was a lot of good nurses coming out of IUP.”

She thinks it’s a good program, there is also new dorms.

Some of the benefits that Rachel likes are that it’s cheaper than many state schools, but there is still a quality education. She also liked that it is a large campus, it’s far enough from home, and there are new people to meet.

IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) is a college that is very close to Pittsburgh (about 60 miles northeast). It is in a suburban area.

There are more than 130 bachelor’s programs and more than 50 master’s degrees.

There are more than 250 campus clubs that you would be able to choose from, and many different sports teams that you could choose.

In-state-tuition and fees for IUP is $9,470 and out of state is $19,700 (2014-15). The out of state is a lot more than the in state.

About 12,000 students that go to IUP.

To apply for IUP, you would need to have taken either an ACT or a SAT test, and also there is a fee for the application which is $50.

IUP gives great learning experiences through many programs and hand on learning. There are many internships that you could have through IUP to help with hands on learning. Joining a program will help with experience, also. IUP will you give you a great opportunity at careers and learning experience.

IUP has most of its classes with about 20-49 per class (about 57%). There is a chance to get less than 20 other people in you class (about 29%). To get 50 or more is about 13%. If you would want a class with not that many people than IUP would probably be a good college to go to.

This would be a good college to go to if you are looking for hands on experience, internships to help you learn and get skills that you need, and smaller classes (this depends on what you choose).