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Colleges / University of Southern Indiana

University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

About USI

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 the school enrolls around 8,446 students per year, including 8,431 undergrads. USI offers housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 15.

Student Involvement at USI

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of USI's theater groups.

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

Interested in Greek life? USI has both 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.

2022 USI Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 84%
In-State Tuition $8,909
Out-of-State $21,212
Percent of Need Met 79.8%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,965

Is USI a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what USI offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Southern Indiana

It is moderately difficult to get into USI. USI admitted 93% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 4,614 students applied to USI and 4,306 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at USI

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

Approximately 67% of students who start at USI come back the next year. USI's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 50%. 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.

Check with USI directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

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.

For more information about USI's endowment, check with the school directly. For each full-time student, USI spends about $5,892 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at USI

Tuition 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 79.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,965 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $24,775 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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, does USI seem like a good fit? 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 are interested in seeing 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

Not available

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

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

USI ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


19 to 25


19 and Less


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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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


990 to 1170


990 and Less


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 8,431 students enrolled at USI. 68% 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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