Indiana University-South Bend (IUSB)

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Indiana University-South Bend can be found in South Bend, IN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around nine thousand students enrolled per year at IUSB.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores at Indiana University-South Bend. A score between 1260 - 1560 on the SAT exam, or 18 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the IUSB average GPA (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 70% of all applicant were accepted at Indiana University-South Bend, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 54% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall IUSB Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Indiana University-South Bend was reported as 70.0% in Fall 2013 with over 2,460 college applications submitted to IUSB. 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

  • IUSB SAT Scores: 1260 - 1560
  • IUSB ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • IUSB Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Indiana University-South Bend?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Indiana University-South Bend is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 University-South Bend has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 79.9%
  • 2010-2011: 69.0%
  • 2011-2012: 70.7%
  • 2012-2013: 71.9%
  • 2013-2014: 70.0%
  • Projected IUSB Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 71.2%

How Does IUSB Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Indiana University-South Bend is twenty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bethel College-Indiana71.6%
Saint Mary's College85.7%
Andrews University37.5%
Purdue University-North Central Campus72.2%
Grace College and Theological Seminary78.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • 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 IUSB (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 530
Math430 - 530
Writing400 - 500
Total Score1260 - 1560
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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