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USI Admissions

If you want to apply to USI, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 15 and the application fee is $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to USI?

University of Southern Indiana does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

How To Get Into University of Southern Indiana

Getting into USI is moderately difficult. USI evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, USI **accepted 93% of students, around 4,306 of the 4,614 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like USI, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does USI Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at USI

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

USI 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to USI must submit the following items. Double check with USI's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into USI?

Students admitted to USI have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At USI 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Southern Indiana, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 61%

USI is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 84% of USI's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 41% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for USI?

To be competitive with other USI applicants, you should strive to earn between 990 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At USI 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a USI student is 1080.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of USI students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of USI students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for USI?

To be most competitive at USI, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for USI's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for USI students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to University of Southern Indiana

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

Transfer students can enroll in USI during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

USI Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to USI?

Students who are admitted to USI must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does USI accept transfer credits?

USI accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. USI accepts:

CLEP subject tests ACE recommendations for credit Excelsior College Examinations

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

USI accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to USI?

USI. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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USI Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

93%

How hard is it to get into USI? USI is a somewhat selective institution. The USI acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

USI ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

990 - 1170

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Math SAT Range

490 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above

Good

990 to 1170

Avg

990 and Less

Low

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.45

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At USI, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. 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.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,631

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,706

Out-of-State

$20,242

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 15
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