If you want to apply to IU South Bend, the fee for the application is $35.
Here is an overiew of some of IU South Bend's admissions stats.
|IU South Bend 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||11.2%|
|Mean SAT Score||1041|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||24.5%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||5.3%|
These are the application deadlines for Indiana University South Bend.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
IU South Bend does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
IU South Bend has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important 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.
Wondering what factors are considered by IU South Bend during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with IU South Bend for more information on admission factors.
To apply to IU South Bend, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with IU South Bend'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|
|Transcript of High School Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
Students admitted to IU South Bend have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 74.3% submitted a class rank. At IU South Bend 11.2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31.1% were in the top 25% and 66.2% were in the top 50%.
At Indiana University South Bend, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||15.53%|
|3.50 and 3.74||12.94%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.18%|
|3.00 and 3.24||15.37%|
|2.50 and 2.9||23.74%|
|2.00 and 2.49||9.44%|
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 South Bend directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
IU South Bend considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
IU South Bend is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 24.5% of IU South Bend's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5.3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other IU South Bend applicants, you should aim to earn between 980 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IU South Bend 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a IU South Bend student is 1041.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IU South Bend 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 IU South Bend students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
To be most competitive at IU South Bend, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IU South Bend's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IU South Bend students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to IU South Bend. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in IU South Bend during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to IU South Bend?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to IU South Bend.
Does IU South Bend accept transfer credits?
✅ IU South Bend accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. IU South Bend accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does IU South Bend accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ IU South Bend accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to IU South Bend?
❌ No, IU South Bend is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is IU South Bend's acceptance rate?
✅ IU South Bend has an acceptance rate of 89%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at IU South Bend?
❌ IU South Bend does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into IU South Bend? IU South Bend is a somewhat selective institution. The IU South Bend acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IU South Bend is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to IU South Bend is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
24 and Above
19 to 24
19 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU South Bend is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into IU South Bend. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1180 and Above
980 to 1180
980 and Less
The median SAT score for IU South Bend students is 1041. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU South Bend, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU South Bend.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At IU South Bend, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.24. 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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