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About IU East

Indiana University East is a public, state school in a small town setting in Richmond, Indiana. IU East was founded in 1971 and now enrolls around 3,766 students a year, including 3,500 undergrads.

There are many ways for students to get involved at IU East! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of IU East's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? IU East students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at IU East, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

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.

Learn more about life at IU East on the Student Life page.

2021 IU East Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 63%
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 60%
In-State Tuition $7,067
Out-of-State $19,926
Percent of Need Met 67%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,290

Is IU East a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a better idea of what IU East offers and if it sounds like a good fit for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Indiana University East

It is moderately difficult to get into IU East. Around 63% of applicants get into IU East each year. Out of 2,316 applications received in 2021, 1,448 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at IU East

Retention is 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.

About 63% of students who start at IU East return for their second year of college. 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 Outcomes for IU East Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

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 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $5.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, IU East spends about $7,201 a year.

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 67% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend IU East full-time are awarded $9,290 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $22,024 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 IU East. Based on this information, how does IU East sound? Remember, a school that is perfect 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, 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 47374-1289

Campus Setting: Small Town

IU East Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IU East is Continuous processing.

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

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IU East ACT Scores


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17 - 23

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940 - 1120


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460 - 560


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Wondering what life at IU East is like? There are approximately 3,766 students enrolled at IU East, including 3,500 undergraduate students and 266 graduate students. 58% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from IN and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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