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.
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..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||930|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1140|
|Average SAT Score||1040
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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20
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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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||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
64.5% of Indiana University South Bend freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||10%|
|Top 25% of class||31.9%|
|Top 50% of class||64%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||33%||37%||34%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Indiana University South Bend is $35.
What are the requirements for admission to Indiana University South Bend and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
90% of students submit their SAT scores to IU South Bend. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.