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Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

About Indiana State

Indiana State University Overview

Indiana State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Terre Haute, Indiana. Indiana State was founded in 1865 and enrolls around 9,459 students per year year, which includes 7,704 undergraduates. Indiana State provides housing for up to 3,929 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Activities at Indiana State

Love music or performing? At Indiana State you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Indiana State students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Indiana State has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Indiana State has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Indiana State on the Student Life page.

2022 Indiana State Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 47%
In-State Tuition $9,318
Out-of-State $20,582
Percent of Need Met 76%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,287

Is Indiana State a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer look at what Indiana State offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Indiana State University

Indiana State is moderately difficult to get into. Around 94% of applicants get into Indiana State each year. Last year, 12,581 students applied to Indiana State and 11,786 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Indiana State

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 60% of students who start at Indiana State return the next year. Around 41% of students who started at Indiana State earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Indiana State Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 50% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Indiana State grads is $50,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Indiana State's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Indiana State University's endowment was $52.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,165 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Indiana State

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Indiana State meets 76% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,287 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $26,216 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Indiana State.

Based on this information, is Indiana State the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Indiana State a good school for you?

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Where is Indiana State?

Indiana State is located in the small town setting of Terre Haute, Indiana, in the suburbs of Indianapolis.

If you want to see Indiana State for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Terre Haute, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Indianapolis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Indiana State and Terre Haute are like without leaving home.

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College Info

210 North Seventh Street Terre Haute, IN 47809

Campus Setting: Small Town

Indiana State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Indiana State is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Indiana State is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Indiana State ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

18 to 25

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Indiana State is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Indiana State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Indiana State SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

930 - 1140

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Math SAT Range

460 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1140 and Above

Good

930 to 1140

Avg

930 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Indiana State students is 1042. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Indiana State, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Indiana State.

Indiana State Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$21,980

In State

$33,244

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,318
$20,582
Fees
$280
$280
Housing
$11,182
$11,182
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Wondering what life at Indiana State is like? There are approximately 9,459 students enrolled at Indiana State, including 7,704 undergraduate students and 1,755 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from IN and 31% percent of students are from other states.

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

69%

In State

31%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,459

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,598

Out-of-State

$20,862

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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