University High School of Indiana

  • University High School of Indiana is an independent college preparatory school located in Carmel, Indiana.
  • Founded in 2000, the school provides an educational and empowering environment for more than 320 students that promotes faculty/student mentoring; a small, cores-values-driven community; four-year, student-focused college counseling; and personalized education. Visit for more information.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2000
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP European History, AP French Language & Culture, AP Government & Politics: US, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Spanish Literature & Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2D Design, AP Studio Art: 3D Design, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Electricity & Magnetism
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 1 / Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,575
Tuition NotesStudents buy a laptop at reduced rates through the school.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorNancy Webster
Admissions AssociateTaylor Newell


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.34 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Advocates for Children, Best Buddies, Black Affinity Club, Blaze Craze, Business & Finance Club, Canoeing for Kids, Chinese Culture Club, Community Service Club, Debate Club, Eco-Blazers, Fishing Club, French Club, Games Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Guitar Club, Hiking Club, Homework Club, Improv Club, Jewish Affinity Club, Math Club, Model UN, Outdoors Club, Poultry Pals, Public Address Club, Quiddler Club, Science Club, Spanish Club, The U Post, UHS Dance Marathon, Women's Empowerment & Action Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Knitting Club, StageBlazers

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Rock Climbing Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club

School Notes

  • University High School is unique among area high schools. Small by design, it provides students with a personalized experience and a community atmosphere that many larger schools cannot.
  • Parents love the emphasis on core values, faculty mentoring and a college counseling program that begins in the freshman year and walks families through every aspect of the process.
  • Students love the inclusive athletic program, the three-week January Term, and the one-to-one laptop program and wireless campus.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Carmel
    Midwest Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 96 students
    3.8 miles
    1420 Chase Court
    Carmel, IN 46032
    3.8 4-12
  • Indianapolis
    Grades: 9-12 | 800 students
    3 miles
    2801 W 86th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
    3 9-12
  • Anderson
    Grades: PK-12 | 289 students
    30.9 miles
    432 W 300 N
    Anderson, IN 46012
    30.9 PK-12
  • Anderson
    Grades: PK-12 | 583 students
    31.1 miles
    2025 Hillcrest Drive
    Anderson, IN 46012
    31.1 PK-12
  • Indianapolis
    Grades: 9-12 | 686 students
    7.8 miles
    5885 Crittenden Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    7.8 9-12

School Reviews

University High School is a rigorous high school that excels in personal attention to the students. Its distinctives include a January Term and Mentoring program...each of which are top-notch and set it apart. Athletics are no-cut, allowing students to try sports in which they might have interest, regardless of skill level. Its a place to grow.
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The average private school tuition in Indiana is $5,269 for elementary schools and $10,169 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Indiana is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).