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Indiana University South Bend

South Bend, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

About IU South Bend

Indiana University South Bend Overview

Indiana University South Bend is a public, state school in a suburban setting in South Bend, Indiana. IU South Bend was founded in 1922 and the school currently enrolls around 4,449 students per year, which includes 3,865 undergraduate students. IU South Bend provides on-campus housing for up to 386 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at IU South Bend

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

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

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? IU South Bend has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 IU South Bend Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24.5%
In-State Tuition $7,274
Out-of-State $20,634
Percent of Need Met 70.8%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,648

Is IU South Bend a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what IU South Bend offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

IU South Bend Acceptance Rate 2022

IU South Bend is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at IU South Bend is 89%. Out of 2,270 applications received in 2022, 2,019 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at IU South Bend

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.

Around 54% of students who start at IU South Bend come back for their second year of college. Around 38% of students who started at IU South Bend 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 Outcomes for IU South Bend Grads

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

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

Indiana University South Bend'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.

IU South Bend's endowment was valued at $28.6 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $9,008 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at IU South Bend

Tuition 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 South Bend meets 70.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend IU South Bend full-time are awarded $8,648 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,486 of 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 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 South Bend.

Based on this information, is IU South Bend the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is IU South Bend a good school for you?

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Where is IU South Bend?

IU South Bend is located in the suburban setting of South Bend, Indiana, in the suburbs of Chicago.

If you want to see IU South Bend for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to South Bend, or book a flight to the nearest airport, South Bend International Airport.

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

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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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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.

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IU South Bend ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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24 and Above


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19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU South Bend is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into IU South Bend. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

IU South Bend SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

980 - 1180


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


980 to 1180


980 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU South Bend students is 1041. 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 980 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU South Bend.

IU South Bend Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at IU South Bend is like? There are approximately 4,449 students enrolled at IU South Bend, including 3,865 undergraduate students and 584 graduate students. 74% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from IN and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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