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Colleges / Indiana University Southeast

Indiana University Southeast

New Albany, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

IU Southeast Admissions

If you are applying to IU Southeast, the fee for the application costs $35.

IU Southeast Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

IU Southeast 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 9.5%
Mean SAT Score 1082
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 12.4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 18.2%
Waitlist No

Indiana University Southeast Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Indiana University Southeast.

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

Applying Early to IU Southeast?

IU Southeast does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Indiana University Southeast Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to IU Southeast?

IU Southeast is a not difficult school to get into. IU Southeast evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, IU Southeast accepted 90% of all applicants, about 1,802 from 2,001 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like IU Southeast, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Indiana University Southeast is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Indiana University Southeast

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to IU Southeast

IU Southeast has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into IU Southeast?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at IU Southeast

What does IU Southeast consider 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered

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

IU Southeast 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to IU Southeast, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with IU Southeast'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
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into IU Southeast?

Students admitted to IU Southeast have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 64.6% submitted a class rank. At IU Southeast 9.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 29.5% were in the top 25% and 63.7% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 15.44%
3.75 and 3.99 14.9%
3.50 and 3.74 15.44%
3.25 and 3.49 13.29%
3.00 and 3.24 11.13%
2.50 and 2.9 18.85%
2.00 and 2.49 10.77%

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 Southeast directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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 Southeast considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

IU Southeast 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 2022, 12.4% of IU Southeast's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 18.2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for IU Southeast?

To be competitive with other IU Southeast applicants, you should aim to score between 1000 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IU Southeast 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a IU Southeast student is 1082.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IU Southeast students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of IU Southeast students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for IU Southeast?

To be most competitive at IU Southeast, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IU Southeast's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IU Southeast 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 Southeast

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

Transfer students can enroll in IU Southeast during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

IU Southeast Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to IU Southeast?

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

Does IU Southeast accept transfer credits?

✅ IU Southeast accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. IU Southeast accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to IU Southeast?

❌ No, IU Southeast is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is IU Southeast's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for IU Southeast is 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at IU Southeast?

❌ IU Southeast does not offer early decision.

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IU Southeast Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into IU Southeast? IU Southeast is a less selective institution. The IU Southeast acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.


IU Southeast Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

IU Southeast ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


19 to 26


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU Southeast is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into IU Southeast. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 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 Southeast SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1170


Math SAT Range

490 - 570


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


1000 to 1170


1000 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU Southeast students is 1082. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU Southeast, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU Southeast.

IU Southeast GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IU Southeast, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.31. 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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