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Colleges / Indiana University South Bend

Indiana University South Bend

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

IU South Bend Admissions

If you want to apply to IU South Bend, the fee for the application is $35.

IU South Bend Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of IU South Bend's admissions stats.

IU South Bend 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11.2%
Mean SAT Score 1041
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24.5%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5.3%
Waitlist No

Indiana University South Bend Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Indiana University South Bend.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to IU South Bend?

IU South Bend does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Indiana University South Bend Admissions

Transferring to Indiana University South Bend

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to IU South Bend

IU South Bend has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into IU South Bend?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at IU South Bend

Wondering what factors are considered by IU South Bend during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered

Make sure to check with IU South Bend for more information on admission factors.

IU South Bend 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to IU South Bend, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with IU South Bend's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into IU South Bend?

Students admitted to IU South Bend have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 74.3% submitted a class rank. At IU South Bend 11.2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31.1% were in the top 25% and 66.2% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Indiana University South Bend, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9.74%
3.75 and 3.99 15.53%
3.50 and 3.74 12.94%
3.25 and 3.49 12.18%
3.00 and 3.24 15.37%
2.50 and 2.9 23.74%
2.00 and 2.49 9.44%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to IU South Bend directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

IU South Bend considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

IU South Bend is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 24.5% of IU South Bend's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5.3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for IU South Bend?

To be competitive with other IU South Bend applicants, you should aim to earn between 980 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IU South Bend 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a IU South Bend student is 1041.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IU South Bend students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of IU South Bend students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for IU South Bend?

To be most competitive at IU South Bend, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IU South Bend'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 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IU South Bend students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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

More Information on Transferring to Indiana University South Bend

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

Transfer students can enroll in IU South Bend during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

IU South Bend Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to IU South Bend?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to IU South Bend.

Does IU South Bend accept transfer credits?

✅ IU South Bend accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. IU South Bend accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does IU South Bend accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ IU South Bend accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to IU South Bend?

❌ No, IU South Bend is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is IU South Bend's acceptance rate?

✅ IU South Bend has an acceptance rate of 89%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at IU South Bend?

❌ IU South Bend does not offer early decision.

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IU South Bend Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into IU South Bend? IU South Bend is a somewhat selective institution. The IU South Bend acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


19 to 24


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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IU South Bend, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.24. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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