Chances of getting into Indiana State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Indiana State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Indiana State and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #43 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,563 out of 12,861 applicants were admitted making Indiana State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Indiana State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Indiana State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Indiana State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Indiana State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1020

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Indiana State University?

Indiana State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #36 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >94%
1015 to 1120 Avg + 90%-94%
910 to 1015 Avg - 84%-90%
805 to 910 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 805 Low <76%
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Indiana State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Indiana State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Indiana State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Indiana State?

Admission data indicates that Indiana State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #38 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >94%
19 to 23 Avg + 90%-94%
16 to 19 Avg - 85%-90%
13 to 16 Reach 78%-85%
Less than 13 Low <78%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into Indiana State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana State University was 3.06 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #36 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.06 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Indiana State accepts 90% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Indiana State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,990 4,871 12,861
Accepted 7,338 4,225 11,563
Acceptance Rate 92% 87% 90%
Enrolled 1,414 988 2,402
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 23% 21%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Indiana State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Indiana State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Indiana State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education IPEDS survey data for Indiana State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

86% of students submit their SAT scores to Indiana State. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

90% of those who apply are granted admission to Indiana State. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1120. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 23. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.