Indiana State University (Indiana State)

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Indiana State University can be found in Terre Haute, IN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Indiana State has an enrollment of over 12,000 students.

Most of the students getting into Indiana State University had an SAT score within the range of 1190 - 1510, or got accepted with an ACT score between 16 - 22. We were able to estimate the Indiana State average GPA (2.80 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 80% of all students which applied were accepted at Indiana State, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 29% continued on to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Indiana State acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 82%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Indiana State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Indiana State University was reported as 83.1% in Fall 2013 with over 11,000 applications submitted to Indiana State. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Indiana State SAT Scores: 1190 - 1510
  • Indiana State ACT Scores: 16 - 22
  • Indiana State Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Indiana State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Indiana State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Indiana State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 68.5%
  • 2010-2011: 69.8%
  • 2011-2012: 85.2%
  • 2012-2013: 86.3%
  • 2013-2014: 83.1%
  • Projected Indiana State Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 81.7%

How Does Indiana State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Indiana State is fifty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eastern Illinois University61.9%
University of Indianapolis84.4%
University of Southern Indiana69.3%
Indiana University-Southeast79.5%
Indiana Wesleyan University95.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Recommended
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Indiana State (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 510
Math400 - 510
Writing390 - 490
Total Score1190 - 1510
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 22
Composite Score16 - 22
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