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South Bend, Indiana

IU South Bend Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Indiana University South Bend

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.7%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana University South Bend
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into IU South Bend and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,005 out of 2,580 applicants were admitted making Indiana University South Bend 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 60 percent. Indiana University South Bend typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 49% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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IU South Bend SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Indiana University South Bend
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Indiana University South Bend
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

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

Indiana University South Bend typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #34 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana University South Bend admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >86%
1100 to 1190 Avg + 78%-86%
1010 to 1100 Avg - 68%-78%
920 to 1010 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 920 Low <55%
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IU South Bend ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
29%
ACT Scores for Indiana University South Bend
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Indiana University South Bend
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into IU South Bend?

Admission data indicates that IU South Bend regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University South Bend.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana University South Bend admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >86%
21 to 24 Avg + 78%-86%
18 to 21 Avg - 68%-78%
15 to 18 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 15 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.06
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Indiana University South Bend. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana University South Bend was 3.06 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #37 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 IU South Bend accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Indiana University South Bend students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 9% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Good
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 30% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 13% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

65% of Indiana University South Bend freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Indiana University South Bend students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 65%
Bottom 50% of class 35%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

Indiana University South Bend admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,637 943 2,580
Accepted 1,281 724 2,005
Acceptance Rate 78% 77% 78%
Enrolled 609 373 982
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 48% 52% 49%

Admission Requirements

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

Indiana University South Bend Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Indiana University South Bend
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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