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University of Southern Indiana Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into University of Southern Indiana

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

94.4%
Admission Difficulty for University of Southern Indiana
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Southern Indiana is 94.4%.  Its admission rate is the 43rd lowest in Indiana.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into University of Southern Indiana and can you get accepted?

University of Southern Indiana is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 4,039 out of the 4,277 who applied were admitted.

University of Southern Indiana typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.45. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University of Southern Indiana?

94% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Southern Indiana you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.45 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1140 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

University of Southern Indiana GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.45

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Southern Indiana?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University of Southern Indiana are to have around a 3.45 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.45 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Southern Indiana accepts 94% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University of Southern Indiana is 3.45 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #23 in Indiana for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since University of Southern Indiana is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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University of Southern Indiana SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Southern Indiana. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 36% of students submitted SAT scores and 14% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1030-1240

Applicants Submitting SAT 

36%
SAT Scores for University of Southern Indiana
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 520
Composite 25th Percentile 1030
SAT Scores for University of Southern Indiana
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 620
Math 75th Percentile 620
Composite 75th Percentile 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of Southern Indiana?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of Southern Indiana is 1140 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1030-1240. Students who get into University of Southern Indiana score in the top 55 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of Southern Indiana ranks #17 in the state of Indiana for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1140 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of Southern Indiana regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1030, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 920, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Southern Indiana is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1140 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1135, you have around a 94% chance of being admitted. A 1240 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 97% chance of getting in.

University of Southern Indiana admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >97%
1135 to 1240 Avg + 94%-97%
1030 to 1135 Avg - 89%-94%
925 to 1030 Reach 81%-89%
Less than 925 Low <81%
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University of Southern Indiana ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

14%
ACT Scores for University of Southern Indiana
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for University of Southern Indiana
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into University of Southern Indiana?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of Southern Indiana is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 26.  The school ranks #21 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Southern Indiana.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Southern Indiana is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of Southern Indiana for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 94% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 97% with a 26 ACT score.

University of Southern Indiana admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >97%
23 to 26 Avg + 94%-97%
21 to 23 Avg - 90%-94%
19 to 21 Reach 85%-90%
Less than 19 Low <85%
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High School Class Rank

74% of University of Southern Indiana freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 24% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Southern Indiana students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 24%
Top 50% of class 74%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Southern Indiana admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,910 1,367 4,277
Accepted 2,754 1,285 4,039
Acceptance Rate 95% 94% 94%
Enrolled 792 459 1,251
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 36% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

27

Applicants have 27 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Southern Indiana is $40.

Application Requirements

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

University of Southern Indiana Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of Southern Indiana is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.45 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1140 and ACT of 23 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151306 IPEDS survey data for University of Southern Indiana.

FAQs

Does University of Southern Indiana prefer SAT or ACT?

36% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Southern Indiana. 14% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Southern Indiana?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Southern Indiana. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Southern Indiana?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1240. The average SAT score is 1135. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Southern Indiana?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.