Indiana University GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Indiana University GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Indiana University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Indiana University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of Indiana University's Admissions Standards:

Roughly a quarter of applicants to Indiana University in Bloomington don't get admitted. But don't be fooled by the relatively high acceptance rate--the great majority of successful applicants have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most admitted students had high school averages of "B" or higher, SAT scores of 1100 (RW+M) or higher, and ACT composite scores of 22 or better. The higher those numbers are, the better your chances. Almost no students with "A" averages and above-average test scores were rejected.

Note that there are a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in the middle of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for IU did not get accepted. Note also that several students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Indiana University looks at the rigor of your high school courses and the quality of your high school, not just your GPA. Also, the admissions folks at Indiana University will in some cases consider essays, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation, community service, and work experience. Grades and standardized test scores are the most important part of your application, but these other factors can make a difference in borderline cases.

You have three options for your application to Indiana University: the Indiana University eApplication, the widely used Common Application, and the new Coalition Application. Regardless of platform, you'll need to write a short essay about your academic interests and career plans. You'll also have the opportunity to explain any obstacles you've encountered when preparing for college.

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