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About USI

USI Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

USI will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the USI Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

University of Southern Indiana Overview

University of Southern Indiana is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Evansville, Indiana. USI was founded in 1965 and now enrolls around 8,631 students a year, including 7,094 undergrads. USI offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

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

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

Excited for Greek life? USI has fraternities and sororities.

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

Learn more about life at USI on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! August 15, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall.

2021 USI Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 0%
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 84%
In-State Tuition $8,706
Out-of-State $20,242
Percent of Need Met 86%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,227

Is USI 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 competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. 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 closer look at to get a clearer sense of what USI offers and if it sounds like the right college for you.

USI Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into USI. Around 93% of applicants get into USI each year. Last year, 4,614 students applied to USI and 4,306 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at USI

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 USI, around 67% come back their sophomore year. Around 50% of students who started at USI 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 USI 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.

USI'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. The school spends $5,892 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at USI

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. USI meets 86% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,227 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $24,427 in student loans for each student with 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 available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at USI. Based on this information, how does USI sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is USI a good school for you?

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Where is University of Southern Indiana Located?

USI is located in the suburban setting of Evansville, Indiana.

If you want to see USI for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 62 to Evansville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Evansville Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what USI and Evansville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

8600 University Boulevard Evansville, IN 47712-3590

Campus Setting: Suburban

USI Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to USI is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to USI is Continuous processing.

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


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USI ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to USI is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into USI. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 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.

USI SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

990 - 1170


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

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1170 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for USI students is 1080. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to USI, while applicants with SAT scores between 990 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 990 have a low chance of being offered a spot at USI.

USI Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at USI is like? There are approximately 8,631 students enrolled at USI, including 7,094 undergraduate students and 1,537 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from IN and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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