Indiana State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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Indiana State University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 86%, Indiana State University is open to the majority of those who apply. In addition to submitting an application, interested students will also need to send in scores from the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Indiana State University Acceptance Rate: 86%

Indiana State University Description:

Founded in 1865, Indiana State University is located on the western edge of Terre Haute. A little under 80% of students come from Indiana. The university has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 33. Students can choose from over 100 majors, and professional fields such as business, criminology, education, nursing, and communications are among the most popular with undergraduates. As part of the university's technology initiative, all students who have at least a 3.0 high school GPA and have completed all core courses will receive a laptop from ISU.

On the athletic front, the Indiana State University Sycamores compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 13,565 (11,202 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,746 (in-state); $19,076 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,170 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,696
  • Other Expenses: $2,308
  • Total Cost: $21,920 (in-state); $32,250 (out-of-state)

Indiana State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,204
    • Loans: $6,485

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminology, Elementary Eduction, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 64%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Softball, Golf, Track and Field 

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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