International and out-of-state student demographics (2021-2022)

178undergraduate students are from out of state

161graduate students are from out of state

76international undergraduate students

221international graduate students

Students walk on campus.

Tools for a successful first year

Incoming first year students can take part in a summer Bridge program to ease the transition between high school and college.

These five-day sessions take place the week before school starts and give you a jump start on your science education. 

You can also register for a learning community. These communities place you in a cohort that takes classes together throughout your freshman year, including your First Year Seminar.

Learn more about first year programs

Academic support for every stage of your journey

Every department and program within the School of Science offers academic support. You can stop in during a faculty member’s office hours, make an appointment at a departmental resource center, or even get help finding a tutor.

Learn more about academic support

Funding and support for scholars

We offer a number of funding and support opportunities for underrepresented students who are interested in research.

The Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP) is a competitive scholarship awarded to students who hope to continually participate in faculty-mentored research throughout their time at IUPUI. If you win a DSRP award, you’ll become part of a student community with special academic and research opportunities, as well as financial support.

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed to broadening the participation of underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines by providing financial support, research opportunities, and academic programming.

Supporting early STEM education

We are happy to support our community’s K–12 schools in their efforts to encourage STEM learning.

We host field trips, present in area classrooms, and provide a number of academic and research opportunities for both students and teachers.

Learn more about our community outreach efforts

Promoting diversity at the school level

School of Science DEI ambassadors act as stewards of diversity and work toward awareness, education, and advocacy for—and inclusion of—all people. Ambassadors promote respect and equitable treatment of all, embracing a diversity of gender, culture, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic status, and experiential differences. 

The ambassadors provide leadership to improve and maintain as inclusive, informed, and diverse an environment in the school as possible in all aspects of our work and mission. This leadership extends to interactions with campus and community initiatives.

In addition, the ambassadors serve as a liaison to their representative departments, keeping faculty and staff informed of new action items that will ensure our school is a welcome environment for all.

  • Pat Clark - Biology
  • Brenda Blacklock - Chemistry
  • James Hill - Computer Science
  • Ryann Workman - Mathematics
  • Dan Ramras - Mathematics
  • Rui Cheng - Physics
  • Marion Logrip - Psychology
  • Greg O'Connor - Advising/Dean's Office
  • Jaime Sperandio - PREPs

Purpose: To recognize faculty, staff, and students who display an exceptional commitment to fostering an environment in which diversity is understood, valued, respected, appreciated, and practiced.

Eligibility: All faculty and staff members in the School of Science, as well as current graduate students and undergraduate majors. Candidates can self-nominate or nominations can be made by faculty, staff, and students on behalf of someone they see as deserving.

Selection criteria: Awardees would have played a significant role in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the school or the broader community. For example, successful nominees could actively serve underrepresented populations, develop or implement innovative programs that enhance participation and opportunity, or enhance the ability and effectiveness of the school to be an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Award details:

  • $1,500 faculty award, $1,500 staff award; $500 graduate student award, $500 undergraduate student award.
  • Awards will be offered on a yearly basis.
  • Applications are due by Feb 1 each year.

To apply for the award, submit the following items:

  1. Evidence of prior DEI training within the last 2 years (some examples of DEI training are provided below).
  2. Candidate statement of activities and impact (limit 1,500 words).
  3. Supporting letter from a person who is familiar with the candidate’s DEI efforts such as a supervisor, faculty member, or community mentor.

Opportunities for DEI training on campus (this is not an exhaustive list):


  • Catherine Macris (Faculty Award)
  • Maya El-Chal (Undergraduate Student Award)

Land acknowledgement

IU Indianapolis acknowledges our location on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Miami, Potawatomi and Shawnee people. We honor the heritage of Native peoples, what they teach us about the stewardship of the earth and their continuing efforts today to protect the planet. Founded in 1969, IUPUI (IU Indianapolis) stands on the historic homelands of Native peoples and, more recently, that of a vibrant Black community, also displaced. As the present stewards of the land, we honor them all as we live, work and study at IU Indianapolis.