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Colleges / Indiana University Southeast

About IU Southeast

Indiana University Southeast is a public, state school in a suburban setting in New Albany, Indiana. IU Southeast was founded in 1941 and now enrolls around 4,678 students a year, including 4,090 undergrads. IU Southeast provides housing for up to 395 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at IU Southeast! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of IU Southeast's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? IU Southeast students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? IU Southeast has fraternities and sororities.

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

Learn more about life at IU Southeast on the Student Life page.

2021 IU Southeast Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 51.3%
In-State Tuition $7,067
Out-of-State $19,926
Percent of Need Met 64%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,835

Is IU Southeast a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a look at to get a clearer sense of what IU Southeast offers and if it might be the right college for you.

IU Southeast Acceptance Rate 2021

It is slightly difficult to get into IU Southeast. Around 85% of applicants get into IU Southeast each year. Last year, 2,549 students applied to IU Southeast and 2,177 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at IU Southeast

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at IU Southeast, around 64% come back the next year. Around 36% of students who started at IU Southeast 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 Southeast Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

IU Southeast'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 Southeast's endowment was valued at $16 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $8,132 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at IU Southeast

Cost 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 Southeast meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,835 a year.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,516 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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 Southeast. Based on this information, how does IU Southeast sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is IU Southeast a good school for you?

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Where is Indiana University Southeast Located?

IU Southeast is located in the suburban setting of New Albany, Indiana, less than an hour from Louisville.

If you want to see IU Southeast for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 265 to New Albany, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Louisville International Airport.

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

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College Info

4201 Grant Line Road New Albany, IN 47150-6405

Campus Setting: Suburban

IU Southeast Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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

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IU Southeast ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU Southeast is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into IU Southeast. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

IU Southeast SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1140


Math SAT Range

490 - 560


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

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1140 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU Southeast students is 1056. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU Southeast, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1140 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 Southeast.

IU Southeast Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at IU Southeast is like? There are approximately 4,678 students enrolled at IU Southeast, including 4,090 undergraduate students and 588 graduate students. 71% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from IN and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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