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Chances of getting into Indiana University South Bend

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
87%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana University South Bend
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into IU South Bend and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at IU South Bend is 87%.  It ranks #38 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Indiana University South Bend is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,356 out of 2,712 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent (SAT 930/1140 ACT 18/23). Indiana University South Bend typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.18. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Indiana University South Bend. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 90% of students submitted SAT scores and 19% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

IU South Bend SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
930-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT 
90%
SAT Scores for Indiana University South Bend
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Indiana University South Bend
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1040

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

Indiana University South Bend typically prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. IU South Bend ranks #28 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana University South Bend admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >93%
1035 to 1140 Avg + 87%-93%
930 to 1035 Avg - 78%-87%
825 to 930 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 825 Low <65%
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IU South Bend ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
19%
ACT Scores for Indiana University South Bend
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Indiana University South Bend
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 16 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 #29 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University South Bend.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana University South Bend admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >94%
20 to 23 Avg + 87%-94%
18 to 20 Avg - 80%-87%
16 to 18 Reach 71%-80%
Less than 16 Low <71%
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IU South Bend GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.18
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Indiana University South Bend?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into IU South Bend. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana University South Bend was 3.18 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #40 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.18 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as IU South Bend accepts 87% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Indiana University South Bend students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.4% Good
3.75 to 3.99 11.1% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.95% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.51% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 14.4% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 26.16% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 10.83% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.66% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64.5% 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 10%
Top 25% of class 31.9%
Top 50% of class 64%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Indiana University South Bend admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,822 890 2,712
Accepted 1,601 755 2,356
Acceptance Rate 88% 85% 87%
Enrolled 523 282 805
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 37% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Indiana University South Bend is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Indiana University South Bend and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Indiana University South Bend Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does Indiana University South Bend prefer SAT or ACT?

90% of students submit their SAT scores to IU South Bend. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Indiana University South Bend?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to IU South Bend. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Indiana University South Bend?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1140. 90% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Indiana University South Bend?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.