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IU South Bend Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto IU South Bend, the fee for the application costs $35. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to IU South Bend?

Indiana University South Bend does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to IU South Bend?

IU South Bend is amoderately difficult school to get into. IU South Bend evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, IU South Bend accepted 87% of all applicants., around 2,356 of the 2,712 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like IU South Bend, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does IU South Bend Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at IU South Bend

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

IU South Bend 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

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, 73.2% submitted a class rank. At IU South Bend 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31.9% were in the top 25% and 64.5% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Indiana University South Bend, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 73.2%
3.75 and 3.99 11.1%
3.50 and 3.74 12.95%
3.25 and 3.49 16.51%
3.00 and 3.24 14.4%
2.50 and 2.9 26.16%
2.00 and 2.49 10.83%
IU South Bend does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 78.6% of IU South Bend's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12.4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for IU South Bend?

To be competitive with other IU South Bend applicants, you should strive to earn between 940 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IU South Bend 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a IU South Bend student is 1035.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IU South Bend students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of IU South Bend students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for IU South Bend?

To be most competitive at IU South Bend, you should strive to earn between 18 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IU South Bend's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IU South Bend students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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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?

Students who are admitted to IU South Bend must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does IU South Bend accept transfer credits?

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

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

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

No, IU South Bend is test optional, so you can make the call whether to send your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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IU South Bend Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

87%

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 87%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

18 to 23

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU South Bend is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into IU South Bend. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 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 South Bend SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

940 - 1130

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Math SAT Range

460 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1130 and Above

Good

940 to 1130

Avg

940 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU South Bend students is 1035. Applicants with SAT scores of 1130 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU South Bend, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1130 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU South Bend.

IU South Bend GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.18

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IU South Bend, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.18. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,942

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,715

Out-of-State

$20,574

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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