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IUPUI Top 100

Programs/Top 100/FAQ

We are no longer accepting nominations for the IUPUI Top 100. The 2016 Top 100 students will be announced by March 4, 2016.

Nomination Process

Eligible students are juniors and seniors seeking their first undergraduate degree who have completed a minimum 5 semesters (on any university campus) and 56 credit hours applicable to her/his degree program; 25 or more of those hours must have been completed at the Indianapolis campus as of the Fall 2015 semester.
Successful candidates for this award will have experience and/or performance in three categories:
• Scholastic achievement
• Collegiate and co-curricular activities
• Civic/community service
December 2015 graduates are NOT eligible.
Students can only receive this award twice, typically once as a junior and once as a senior.
Students may be nominated by faculty, staff, or other students.  Students may also self-nominate.  Only one nomination is accepted per student.

The IUPUI Top 100 program is sponsored by the IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR).

Best Practices for Completing the Top 100 Application

Presented by Emily Potts, former Top 100 recipient and current Top 100 Judge

Emily Potts

Historical GPA Statistics of Top 100 Students:

While the minimum GPA to apply for the Top 100 is 3.0, please review the GPA statistics below which reflect the average GPA of Top 100 students from 2013-2015:

2013-2015 Average
% of Student in Top 100 GPA
29% 3.9 or Above
18% 3.8-3.9
16% 3.7-3.8
10% 3.6-3.7
13% 3.5-3.6
6% 3.4-3.5
3% 3.3-3.4
1% 3.2-3.3
2% 3.1-3.2
2% 3.0-3.1

Recognition Dinner

The IUPUI Alumni Council and the Student Organization for Alumni Relations will recognize the school's top 100 juniors and seniors during the 17th Annual IUPUI Top 100 Outstanding Students Recognition Dinner.

Friday, April 8, 2016
6:30 Reception
7:00 Dinner 

Indianapolis Marriott
350 W Maryland St 
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Invitations will be mailed in March 2016.

Table sponsorships are available for this year's Top 100 dinner.  Table sponsors will receive 8 seats at the dinner, recognition in the printed program and table signs with your school or department name.  The cost of a table sponsorship is $750. You may fill your table with faculty and staff or give seats back to use for your school's Top 100 students and their families.  If you are interested in sponsoring a table, please let us know by March 25th.

If you have questions, please contact Christine Plantenga at You may also call the alumni office at 278-1720.

Previous Top 100 Students

2015 Recipients

2014 Recipients

2013 Recipients

2012 Recipients

2011 Recipients

2010 Recipients

2009 Recipients

2007 Recipients

2006 Recipients

If you have any questions, please contact the IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations at or 317-278-1720.