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 five 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 950 - 1130 on the SAT exam, or 17 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the IUSB average GPA (2.80 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 80% of all applicant were accepted at Indiana University-South Bend, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 37% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall IUSB Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Indiana University-South Bend was reported as 77.7% in Fall 2020 with over 2,960 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 ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • IUSB Average GPA: 2.80 - 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for IUSB has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.0%
  • 2017-2018: 77.7%
  • 2018-2019: 81.9%
  • 2019-2020: 77.7%
  • Projected IUSB Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 73.3%

How Does IUSB Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Indiana University-South Bend is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bethel College-Indiana93.8%
Saint Mary's College81.2%
Andrews University67.0%
Grace College and Theological Seminary79.9%
Valparaiso University85.9%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to IUSB (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 570
Math480 - 560
Total Score950 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score17 - 23
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