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Indiana State Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Indiana State, the fee for the application costs $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Indiana State?

Indiana State University does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Indiana State Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Indiana State is moderately difficult. Indiana State evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Indiana State **accepted 92% of students, around 12,438 of the 13,477 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Indiana State, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Indiana State Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Indiana State

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Indiana State 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Indiana State must submit the following items. Double check with Indiana State's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Indiana State?

Students admitted to Indiana State have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 78% submitted a class rank. At Indiana State 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 32% were in the top 25% and 70% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Indiana State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 78%
3.75 and 3.99 13%
3.50 and 3.74 14%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 16%
2.50 and 2.9 31%
2.00 and 2.49 2%
Indiana State does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Indiana State does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 73% of Indiana State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Indiana State?

To be competitive with other Indiana State applicants, you should strive to earn between 940 and 1133 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Indiana State 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1133 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Indiana State student is 1038.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Indiana State students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Indiana State students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Indiana State?

To be most competitive at Indiana State, you should strive to earn between 17 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Indiana State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Indiana State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Indiana State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Indiana State.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Indiana State during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Indiana State Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Indiana State?

Students who are admitted to Indiana State must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Indiana State accept transfer credits?

Indiana State accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Indiana State accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit Excelsior College Examinations

Does Indiana State accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Indiana State does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits

Do I have to submit test scores to Indiana State?

Indiana State. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Indiana State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

92%

How hard is it to get into Indiana State? Indiana State is a somewhat selective institution. The Indiana State acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

17 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

17 to 24

Avg

17 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 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Indiana State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Indiana State SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

940 - 1133

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Math SAT Range

450 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

460 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1133 and Above

Good

940 to 1133

Avg

940 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Indiana State students is 1038. Applicants with SAT scores of 1133 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Indiana State, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1133 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Indiana State.

Indiana State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.27

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Indiana State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.27. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,830

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

92%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,466

Out-of-State

$20,570

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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