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Indiana University East

Richmond, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

IU East Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to IU East, the regular decision application deadline is August 18 and the fee for the application costs $35.

IU East Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of IU East's admissions stats.

IU East 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14.1%
Mean SAT Score 1109
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 22.8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 17.3%
Waitlist No

Indiana University East Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Indiana University East.

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

Considering Applying Early to IU East?

IU East does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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How To Get Into Indiana University East

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

In 2021, IU East accepted 81% of all applicants, about 1,037 from the 1,288 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like IU East, 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.

Transferring to Indiana University East

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to IU East

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

What Does IU East Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at IU East

What does IU East 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
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered

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

IU East Application Requirements

To apply to IU East, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with IU East's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
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 East?

Students admitted to IU East have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 79.9% submitted a class rank. At IU East 14.1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38.4% were in the top 25% and 76.4% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 15.31%
3.75 and 3.99 18.89%
3.50 and 3.74 18.57%
3.25 and 3.49 13.03%
3.00 and 3.24 12.7%
2.50 and 2.9 15.31%
2.00 and 2.49 6.19%

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 East 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 East looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

IU East 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, 22.8% of IU East's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 17.3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for IU East?

To be competitive with other IU East applicants, you should strive to earn between 1010 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IU East 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a IU East student is 1109.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IU East students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of IU East students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for IU East?

To be most competitive at IU East, you should strive to earn between 18 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IU East'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 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IU East students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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 East

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

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

IU East Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to IU East?

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

Does IU East accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

❌ IU East does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to IU East?

❌ No, IU East 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 should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is IU East's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for IU East is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at IU East?

❌ IU East does not offer early decision.

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IU East Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into IU East? IU East is a somewhat selective institution. The IU East acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


IU East Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 18

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IU East is Aug 18.

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

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

IU East ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


18 to 25


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU East is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into IU East. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

IU East SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


1010 to 1210


1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU East students is 1109. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU East, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU East.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IU East, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. 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

Quick Facts

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