Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Coordinates: 39°46′26″N 86°10′35″W / 39.773996°N 86.176361°W / 39.773996; -86.176361
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Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
TypePublic research university
Established1969; 55 years ago (1969)
Parent institution
Indiana University
Purdue University
Academic affiliations
Endowment$1.15 billion (2020) [1]
ChancellorAndrew R. Klein (interim)
Academic staff
Over 2,500
Students29,390 (Fall 2020)
Undergraduates20,441 (Fall 2020)
Postgraduates8,171 (Fall 2020)
Location, ,
United States

39°46′26″N 86°10′35″W / 39.773996°N 86.176361°W / 39.773996; -86.176361
CampusUrban: 536 acres (217 ha)[2]
ColorsCrimson, black, and gold[3]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IHorizon League
MascotsJawz, Jinx, and Jazzy
Sports teams16 varsity teams

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, commonly referred to as IUPUI,[a] is a public research university in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is a collaboration between Indiana University and Purdue University that gives undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees from both universities. Managed primarily through Indiana University as a core campus and secondarily through Purdue University as a regional campus, it is Indiana's primary urban research and academic health sciences academy. IUPUI is located in downtown Indianapolis along the White River and Fall Creek.

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  1. Typically pronounced "I-U-P-U-I" / juː p juː / with each letter pronounced separately. It is sometimes pronounced "ooey-pooey" /w pw/.[4][5][6]

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  2. Blanchard, Peter (December 2, 2022). "IU plans science and tech corridor in Indianapolis to boost STEM degrees". Indianapolis Business Journal. IBJ Media. Retrieved December 2, 2022.
  3. "Colors : Applying the Brand: IU Brand Guidelines: Indiana University". Archived from the original on March 21, 2016. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  4. Conklin, Mike (March 17, 2003). "Ooey-pooey: Tourney team with image issue". Chicago Tribune. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 16, 2022.
  5. Picker, David (March 19, 2003). "COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Big Question Answered: Just What Is I.U.P.U.I.?". The New York Times. Retrieved January 16, 2022.
  6. Gray, Ralph D. (2003). IUPUI--the making of an urban university. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. p. 81. ISBN 9780253342423. Retrieved May 19, 2022. Sutton's later comment that IUPUI would be pronounced "oo-ee-poo-ee" in the Thai language gave the new university its unwanted nickname.