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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 Student Life

IU South Bend is on a 106-acre campus in the suburban setting of South Bend, Indiana, not far from Chicago.

IU South Bend Student Activities

IU South Bend has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Interested in Greek life? IU South Bend has fraternities and sororities.

The IU South Bend community comes together each year for Red and White Dance, Riverfest and International Food Festival.

IU South Bend Housing

This table offers information on housing at IU South Bend.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes No special consideration for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities No
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 7.57%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 386
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 287
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 92.43%

IU South Bend offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

The majority of IU South Bend students live on campus. In 2022, 7.57% of undergrads at IU South Bend lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 92.43% of students lived off-campus or commuted to IU South Bend. There are 386 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,865 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 287 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

IU South Bend offers coed housing.

IU South Bend Athletics

At IU South Bend there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at IU South Bend:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Golf Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Tennis Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is IU South Bend Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Indiana University South Bend is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The IU South Bend campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

IU South Bend offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to IU South Bend

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit IU South Bend, take Interstate 90 to South Bend, IN. If you need to fly, book your flight to South Bend International Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Indiana you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore IU South Bend's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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