#11 Best Public Universities in Indiana

Indiana University South Bend

South Bend, Indiana

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Indiana University South Bend overview
Location South Bend, Indiana
Online iusb.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Indiana University South Bend overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Indiana University-South Bend, the third-largest campus in the Indiana University system, offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a noted emphasis on health and human services, business, and education. Established in 1922, the university is set on a picturesque 80-acre campus near the St. Joseph River, giving students a blend of natural beauty and urban convenience, just five miles from the center of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. While the campus exudes a modern flair, its spacious grounds and facilities provide a serene academic environment. Indiana University-South Bend maintains moderate selectivity in admissions. Student housing is available, offering apartment-style accommodations that foster independence while allowing easy access to campus resources. Not traditionally recognized for its athletic prowess, Indiana University-South Bend focuses more on its academic achievements and diverse educational opportunities.

In the most recent statistical year 2,348 prospective students applied, and 2,040 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 771 enrolled in the school.  3,029 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,297 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,274 plus fees of $667. IU South Bend is ranked 917 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












IU South Bend is rated within the lower 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Indiana University South Bend overview
SAT 970/1190
ACT 18/22
GPA 3.24

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Indiana Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Indiana University South Bend
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$840
Other Fees$667
Room and Board $9,190
Budget for Other Expenses$2,484
Total One Year Cost$20,455

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Indiana University South Bend
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$840
Other Fees$667
Room and Board $9,190
Budget for Other Expenses$2,484
Total One Year Cost$33,815

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

22% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Indiana University South Bend students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Health Professions 17%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 16%
Education 9%
Communication 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151342 IPEDS survey data for Indiana University South Bend.

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