University of Southern Indiana Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Southern Indiana Description:

The University of Southern Indiana first opened its doors in 1965 as a regional campus of Indiana State University. Today the 330-acre campus in Evansville is an independent state university. The university is made up of five colleges: business, education and human services, liberal arts, nursing and health professions, and science and engineering. Some of the most popular choices are business, advertising, and education degrees, and professional programs related to business and health are particularly popular among undergraduates. Students can join a number of on-campus groups and activities, including: academic clubs (Art Club, German Club, Philosophy Club); religious groups (Campus Outreach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life); and recreational clubs (Archery, Jane Austen Society, Table Top Club). On the athletic front, the USI Screaming Eagles compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. Popular sports include Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball, and Soccer.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • University of Southern Indiana Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 10,668 (9,585 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 71% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,605 (in-state); $17,847 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,140 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,896
  • Other Expenses: $2,302
  • Total Cost: $19,943 (in-state); $30,185 (out-of-state)

University of Southern Indiana Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 70%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,590
    • Loans: $7,213

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Advertising, Art, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Health Services, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 38%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Southern Indiana Mission Statement:

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"USI is an engaged learning community advancing education and knowledge, enhancing civic and cultural awareness, and fostering partnerships through comprehensive outreach programs. We prepare individuals to live wisely in a diverse and global community."

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