University of Southern Indiana (USI)

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University of Southern Indiana can be found in Evansville, IN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 12,000 students enrolled each year at USI.

The majority of students admitted to University of Southern Indiana had an SAT score in the range of 980 to 1170, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 19 to 25. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the USI average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. Approximately 90% of all students which applied were admitted at USI, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 37% continued on to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the USI acceptance rate 2021 will be around 87%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall USI Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Southern Indiana was reported as 93.3% in Fall 2020 with over 4,610 college applications submitted to USI. 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

  • USI ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • USI Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Southern Indiana?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into USI, 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 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 USI has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 91.9%
  • 2017-2018: 93.6%
  • 2018-2019: 94.6%
  • 2019-2020: 93.3%
  • Projected USI Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 87.0%

How Does USI Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Southern Indiana is sixty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern Illinois University Carbondale66.6%
Western Kentucky University97.3%
Murray State University82.4%
Austin Peay State University95.0%
Indiana State University89.6%

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 Recommended
  • 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 USI (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 590
Math490 - 580
Total Score980 - 1170
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score19 - 25
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