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Colleges / Indiana University East

Indiana University East

Richmond, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

About IU East

Indiana University East Overview

Indiana University East is a public, state school in a small town setting in Richmond, Indiana. IU East was founded in 1971 and the school presently has around 3,111 students per year, including 2,887 undergraduates.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 18.

Student Activities at IU East

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of IU East's theater groups.

IU East does not have any greek life opportunties.

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

2022 IU East Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22.8%
In-State Tuition $7,274
Out-of-State $20,634
Percent of Need Met 70%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,451

Is IU East a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what IU East offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

IU East Acceptance Rate 2022

IU East is moderately difficult to get into. Around 81% of applicants get into IU East each year. Out of 1,288 applications received in 2022, 1,037 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at IU East

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

Approximately 61% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at IU Eastare still enrolled their sophomore year. IU East's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 43%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook IU East Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with IU East directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

IU East'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 University East's endowment was $7.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $6,754 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at IU East

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.

IU East meets 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $9,451 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $22,294 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 aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at IU East.

Based on this information, is IU East the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is IU East a good school for you?

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Where is Indiana University East Located?

IU East is located in the small town setting of Richmond, Indiana, less than an hour from Indianapolis.

If you want to see IU East for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Richmond, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dayton International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what IU East and Richmond are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2325 Chester Boulevard Richmond, IN 47374

Campus Setting: Small Town

IU East Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 18

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IU East is Aug 18.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to IU East is Continuous processing.

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

IU East ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU East is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into IU East. 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.

IU East SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


1010 to 1210


1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU East students is 1109. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU East, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU East.

IU East Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at IU East is like? There are approximately 3,111 students enrolled at IU East, including 2,887 undergraduate students and 224 graduate students. 58% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from IN and 31% percent of students are from other states.


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