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Colleges / Indiana University South Bend

Indiana University South Bend

South Bend, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate87%

About IU South Bend

Indiana University South Bend is a public, state university in the suburb of South Bend, Indiana. IU South Bend was founded in 1922. The college enrolls around 4,326 students a year, including 3,753 undergraduate students.

IU South Bend Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into IU South Bend. Around 87% of applicants get into IU South Bend each year. Out of 2,347 applications received in 2022, 2,039 students were offered admission.

Indiana University South Bend Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 87%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 18.8%

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Indiana University South Bend is located in the town of South Bend, Indiana, in the suburbs of Chicago.

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College Info

1700 Mishawaka Avenue South Bend, IN 46615

Campus Setting: Suburban

IU South Bend Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

IU South Bend SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1180


Math SAT Range

480 - 600


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


970 to 1180


970 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU South Bend students is 1073. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU South Bend, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU South Bend.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at IU South Bend is like? There are approximately 4,326 students enrolled at IU South Bend, including 3,753 undergraduate students and 573 graduate students. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from IN and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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