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Indiana University at South Bend

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

South Bend, IN

$7,170

Avg in-state tuition

$20,277

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Indiana University at South Bend

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Indiana University at South Bend is a small public university located on an urban campus in South Bend, Indiana. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,865, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 89%. The university offers 56 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 38%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,170, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $20,277.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

89% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

54% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

38% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

High school GPA Recommended

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-24

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 980-1190

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

66%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

66%

Hispanic

15%

Black

8%

Two or more races

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

2%

Unknown

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

66%

Socio-economic diversity

45% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

22

Total Online Enrollment

2,936

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

77% On-campus

23% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 23% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 43% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $7,170 $20,277
Graduate $7,613 $17,935

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $980
On-campus room and board $9,996
On-campus other expenses $2,490
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,096
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,076
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $1,588

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $20,636 $33,743
Off-campus without family $21,322 $34,429
Off-campus with family $9,738 $22,845

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

76%

State Grant Aid

40%

Institution Grant Aid

43%

Pell Grant

45%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,238
State Grant Aid $4,892
Institution Grant Aid $2,171
Pell Grant Aid $4,277

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$32k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NAIA Division I

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

2

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies

BA

MA

DOC

3

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

4

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

6

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

7

Education

BA

MA

DOC