Points of Pride

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    Institutional Accolades

    IUP has been honored by many publications including:

    • Princeton Review’s Best Colleges guidebook. IUP was also ranked among the “Best Northeastern Colleges” in the 2010 and 2011 editions of the annual publication.

    • US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” list.

    • Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges” list.

    • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts to America’s communities.

    • The Other College Guide: A Roadmap for the Right School for You's rankings of "best bang for the buck" universities.

    • Washington Monthly’s national ranking of universities based on contributions to society.

    • Pennsylvania Business Central’s “Top 100 Organizations” list.

    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education: top 12 doctoral universities with the largest share of female tenured professors in the nation.

    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education: top 100 institutions producing the most minority recipients of graduate and professional degrees in the nation.

    • Consumers Digest magazine’s rankings of the “Top 50 Best Values for Public Colleges and Universities.” 

    • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” list.

    • One of the top institutions in the nation for its doctoral faculty productivity, ranked among the top 10 specialized research universities in the nation in the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, a product of Academic Analytics.

    Honors for IUP colleges include the following:

    • IUP’s Eberly College of Business and Information Technology has been cited in Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools. In 2010, the college was named one of the nation’s top 15 graduate schools of business in Princeton Review’s “Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools” in the Marketing and General Operations categories. 

    • IUP’s Cook Honors College has been featured in Donald Asher’s Cool Colleges for the Hyperintelligent.

    Student and Faculty Achievement

    Nine IUP students have been named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars for excellence in science and mathematics. They are: Anna Manges (2019), Aaron Seidel (2018), Kara McClain (2016), Dan O’Hara (2013), Kelsi Lindblad (2010), Elizabeth Paladin Jeffries (2007), Kristin Juhasz (2006), Thomas Baker (2004), and Brigid Mooney Rotigel (2003).

    IUP professors have won more than 60 Fulbright scholarships since the program’s inception in 1946, the most of any university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

    IUP students have won 15 Fulbright awards since the first student award in 1996. Only 1,200 university students in the nation are chosen for this scholarship annually.

    IUP students have won 19 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship awards. Fewer than 400 students annually are chosen for these awards, which are funded by Congress and sponsored by the US Department of State, Bureauy of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute of International Education. The program strives to prepare US students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

    IUP students have won 12 Freeman-Asia study-abroad awards. Sponsored by the Institute of International Education, this program supports American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia.

    (Note: Information is current as of December 5, 2018).