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Indiana University of Pennsylvania, The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, Accounting Program Profile

Written by AnonymousOctober 4, 2011
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Located just 55 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania features one of the largest accounting programs in the state. Housed in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, the undergraduate accounting major offers a well-rounded and cost-effective accounting education designed to produce technically proficient and knowledgeable graduates.

Boasting small classes taught by experienced accounting professionals, the accounting major aims to combine traditional classroom instruction with real-world business training. In addition to being encouraged to secure an internship, accounting students have access to a variety of specialized programs, such as the Small Business Institute, which gives students the opportunity to assist actual clients from the local business community with business planning, information systems, operations management, and other accounting endeavors.

What’s the school’s contact information?
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
Room 421
664 Pratt Drive
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-2686
Fax: 724-357-3776

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual in-state tuition: $ 5,804
Annual out-of-state tuition: $ 14,510
Room and board: $ 9,300
Required fees: $ 1,767
Books and supplies: $ 1,100

What’s the typical student profile?
Indiana University of Pennsylvania has a total enrollment of 12,827 undergraduate students. Of the student population, 44 percent are male and 56 percent are female. Approximately 6 percent of all students are from out of state.

What type of test scores do I need?
Range for SAT Critical Reading: 450-530
Range for SAT Math: 450-540
Range for SAT Writing: 420-520  

Regular application deadline: Rolling

Career and placement
Indiana University of Pennsylvania prides itself on having one of the largest internship programs in the state — more than 1,200 local businesses have hosted Indiana University of Pennsylvania students since the program was launched. The Career Development Center, which oversees the program, maintains close ties with organizations, firms, and agencies in the area, ensuring that students receive quality job training that reflects their individual career goals.

Eberly business students in particular have access to a vast network of alumni, many of whom have secured leadership positions at Western Pennsylvania’s top corporations and public accounting firms. As a result, accounting students have terrific internship placement possibilities.

Students from the accounting major and related disciplines can attend the IUP Accounting Career Day, the largest accounting career expo in the region. The event gives students unparalleled access to a high volume of accounting professionals from firms of all sizes, many of which are looking to recruit new hires.

Accounting majors also have the option of joining the Student Accounting Association, which aims to deepen student interest in accounting by hosting career-focused events and lectures on campus.

All data is as of 2012.